Associate in Science (A.S.)
Put your skills in front of the camera and behind the scenes to use. Gear up for a career in communications — including broadcasting, public relations, advertising, and journalism.
A.S. Program Overview
Communications is a constantly evolving field, where success requires ethical content generation, critical thinking, and media literacy. While this program prepares you to transfer to a four-year school, you'll be surprised at the many job opportunities are available upon graduation.
Coursework focuses on public speaking, video production, and mass communications. You'll work with innovative technology under the supervision of experienced and supportive faculty. You'll also have opportunities to practice digital video production.
Proficiency in public speaking, communications, self-confidence, and leadership is valuable to employers across all industries. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped to navigate interpersonal relationships, convey information, and continuously develop your communications skills.
At FLCC, you'll learn all aspects of digital video production, ranging from planning and writing scripts to shooting, editing, and distributing content across various platforms. Much of this learning will take place in our state-of-the-art television studio. You'll become proficient with the behind-the-scenes work required to create original content, including research, interviewing skills, recording, and editing.
Gain valuable real-world experience from internship opportunities in advertising, journalism, public relations, scriptwriting, and video production. Past student internships include: CMAC, FLTV, Dixon Schwabl, and a variety of area media outlets.
Students in our Communications and New Media programs study side-by-side, sharing expertise and establishing a solid foundation for professional networking.
Online Courses Available
Over 75% of our Communications courses are available online. Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Distinguish between the major concepts of interpersonal, group, mass, and public communication.
- Analyze an audience and form a message to effectively reach that audience.
- Form and present a message effectively using video, print, and the spoken word.
- Demonstrate basic journalistic practices and concepts of news writing used across media.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
Graduates have transferred into related programs at four-year colleges and universities, including:
- Hunter College
- Ithaca College
- St. John Fisher University
- Stony Brook University
- Syracuse University
- SUNY Brockport
- SUNY Fredonia
- SUNY Geneseo
- SUNY Oswego
Four-Year Career Pathways
Graduates have made their way into many facets of the communications industry. FLCC graduates have earned positions as:
- Events Promotion Specialist (Intercom and Clear Channel)
- Location Manager (New York Film Office)
- Manager of Broadcasting (Florida Marlins)
- News Producer (WROC and WHEC)
- Producer (Spectrum Cable News)
- Reporter (Auburn Citizen)
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
Professors in this program bring their industry experience in news reporting, sports reporting, television anchoring, radio hosting, and conference speaking and presenting to the classroom. Our faculty also includes a published playwright and a published novelist. Additionally, our adjuncts bring valuable expertise in radio broadcasting, theatre, management, and education.
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