If you’re a natural wordsmith or people-person, and you enjoy finding ways to communicate messages, express ideas and engage with others, the field of communications might be the right fit for you. The Communication Associate in Science (AS) program at HACC can lead you to a rewarding career in three different concentration areas. As you receive your associate's degree, you have the option of transferring your credits to a four-year school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in your chosen concentration. Our admissions counselors are ready to help you learn more about our Communication program.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
When you first enroll in the Communication program at HACC, you will select a specific concentration based on your interests. Our two-year program and concentration options give you the basic communication skills you need to work in:
The diversity of career paths in the communications field leads to exciting opportunities that you can pair with your own interests. HACC can help you choose the concentration that best suits your passions and goals. Our Communications program is the right path for students who:
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What is HACC’s program like?
Our Communication program prepares you for careers or further education in the field of communication. you select the specific concentration of your interest and then work closely with your intended transfer institution to select your courses. If you choose to only complete our associate's program then you will have the basic skills needed to enter the workforce in a variety of fields related to communication. We can help you determine your career goals and choose your classes accordingly. By enrolling in our program, our experienced professors teach students how to:
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Affordably YOURS, our two-year degree program is a transfer program. We designed our programs to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. If your intended transfer school participates in Pennsylvania’s statewide college credit transfer system, you will be able to begin at the junior level. Our programs also transfer well to schools outside of the statewide system. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
We also encourage you to select your specific concentration area as quickly as possible when you enroll at HACC. We can then help you communicate with your transfer school to ensure you correctly coordinate the courses you take.
Our various transfer options for communication include:
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Where can I complete this program?
The entire Communication program is available at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus and through Virtual Learning. In addition, the Human Communication concentration can be completed at the Lancaster Campus and may also be completed at the York Campus by taking courses through Virtual Learning. The Public Relations and Journalism concentrations can also be completed at our Lancaster and York campuses by taking some courses through Virtual Learning.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! The HACC Foundation offers approximately 200 scholarships. We encourage Communications students to learn more about eligible scholarships at hacc.edu/scholarships.
When can I apply?
If you are interested in pursuing an associate degree in Communications from HACC, you can enroll in classes for the spring, summer and fall. Submit your application anytime on our website.
To ensure you apply for the correct program, please include the program code 2036 with your application and the sub-major code for the concentration of your interest.
How can I learn more?
Our Communications program lays the foundation for a fast-paced career in a variety of exciting areas. We encourage you to contact the department chair Will Guntrum or an admissions counselor to learn more about our program, concentrations and transfer options.