Good communication is consistently ranked as one of the top skills employers seek. With an Associate of Art (AA) degree in communication from FRCC, you'll become an empathetic listener, creative and critical thinker, persuasive public speaker and valuable teammate. In other words, you'll have the ability to succeed in a career in various fields.

By earning an AA, you can transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree in communication. You may even be able to transition directly into the workforce. Develop effective speaking and writing skills through your work at FRCC.

Why Study Communications at Front Range Community College?

With FRCC's AA in communications, you'll have a great springboard for building a career that is not only successful but meaningful. That's because a degree in communication does not pigeon-hole you into a profession or career. Instead, you'll be able to apply communication principles to different careers, which equips you to pivot in a changing economic landscape.

Study different types of communication, such as public speaking, romantic relationship maintenance, cultural competence and self-awareness. You'll learn from our expert FRCC faculty who have earned master's or doctorate degrees. Because of our small class sizes, you won't get lost in the crowd. Our supportive professors will know you by name and help you become a confident worker.

You can further develop your skills through FRCC's writing centers. We have tutors at each campus and online who can help you with essays and presentations. With their support, you'll become a clear, persuasive communicator.

With your AA, you'll be halfway to earning your bachelor's degree. You can transfer with junior standing to many public universities in Colorado. That means you'll get two years of college for half the cost of a university because of our affordable tuition. Start your journey to a bachelor's degree at FRCC.

Degree Details

AA in Communications

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Communication is a skill that can be learned and developed over time. Through our communication courses, you’ll refine your communication skills as you learn more about how humans make meaning and messages; why we communicate that way; and how communication affects our relationships, self-development, employment, and more.

You'll explore a range of human communication methods and contexts, including:

  • Public speaking
  • Romantic relationships
  • Intercultural relationships
  • Communication in groups and teams
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Gender communication
  • Media analysis
  • Leadership
  • Interviewing

Your studies will prepare you for the workforce or to transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree in communication.

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Transfer Options

Begin the journey to your bachelor's degree in communications at FRCC. With this degree, you can enter as a junior majoring in communication at the following four-year schools:

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University-Global
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Be sure to talk with your academic advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree with the classes you need.

Careers & Outcomes

Your degree program in communications can open doors for a career in several fields. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Writing Centers

Need help with your writing assignments? We offer one-on-one assistance both in person and online to develop your writing skills. Select your campus for more information.

Online Writing Center Writing Center at Boulder County Campus Writing Center at Larimer Campus Writing Center at Westminster Campus

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