Communication

Why study communication?

Communication is one of the most important professional skills employers are looking for. It is a popular and versatile field that will prepare students for leadership in a variety of careers including media, arts, marketing, public relations, customer service, journalism, and education.

A communication degree from Parkland College can provide you with the skills you need to get hired, get promoted, and make a difference in your community.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.

Classes

The communication classes offered at Parkland College provide an excellent foundation and are the same as those you would take at a four-year college or university. These classes provide students with essential theories and skills that you will need to succeed in the communication field and provide hands-on, real world experiences that help build skills you can use in any career. View all available communication classes

Will my classes transfer?

COM 103 will fulfill the oral communication general education requirement at Illinois public universities. Parkland College classes with an even middle digit (such as ENG 101, MAT 128, and BIO 141) are accepted for transfer as general education classes, major courses, or electives as determined by the transfer institution.  

For more information about transferring, speak with an academic advisor and visit the Parkland Course Matrix.

Curriculum

Parkland offers an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in media communication or public and professional communication. This degree prepares you to transfer to earn a bachelor's or higher degree. 

Would you prefer to enter the workforce with a two-year degree? Consider the Associate in Applied Science degree in Media Arts and Production, Broadcast Technology, or Photography, or a certificate in Media Production.  

Learn more about how these classes fit into a transfer degree or the general education core curriculum (GECC).


Communication

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
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Communication: Broadcast Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
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Communication: Media Arts and Production

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
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Communication: Media Communications Concentration

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
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Communication: Media Production

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Communication: Photography

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
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Communication: Public and Professional Communication Concentration

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
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