Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
    
2023-2024 Catalog SVC

Communications Emphasis, Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA


Overview


Communication Studies supports students in developing effective academic, personal, and professional communication. Communication Studies courses may be used to meet communication skills, humanities distribution, and/or elective requirements, depending on the specific degree sought or intended major.

Sample Career Options


Transfer and Degree Requirements


If you are considering a major in this emphasis by transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Sample Schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA degree. 

Your personal Educational Plan will vary based on many factors including:

  • The quarter you begin
  • How many classes/credits you can take in each quarter 
  • Your Math and English placement 
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them to SVC, visit the Enrollment Services  webpage
  • The college you are interested in transferring to
  • Other factors

To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with the institution you want to transfer to as well as an SVC Academic Advisor, who will work with you to create a personalized Educational Plan and schedule that takes these factors into account.

For detailed information regarding the requirements that must be met to complete this degree, please review the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement information and details here: 

Sample Schedule Option


This Sample Schedule is provided as a guide for a traditional full-time student whose goal is to earn the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA with an interest in Communications. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an SVC advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.

First Year


Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 15

3rd Quarter


  • Credits: (5)
  • Natural Science (5) with lab, preferably in the Learning Community format.
    See Distribution List . Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions. 
  • Social Science (5) preferably in Learning Community format.
    See Distribution List . Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions. 
Total Credits: 15

Second Year


4th Quarter


  • Credits: (5)
  • PE Activity (1)
  • Social Science (5) preferably in Learning Community format.
    Suggested: ECON 201 , POLS 101  or POLS 202 Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions. 
  • Humanities (5) preferably in Learning Community format.
    Suggested: DRMA 101 , ENGL 115  or PHIL 215 Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.
Total Credits: 16

5th Quarter


  • Credits: (5)
  • PE Activity (1)
  • Natural Science (5) with a lab, preferably in the Learning Community format.
    Suggested: BIOL 111 , EASC 102 , or GEOL 101 . Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.
  • Elective (5) 
    Suggested: ANTH 206  or BUS 240 Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.
Total Credits: 16

6th Quarter


  • Credits: (5)
  • Natural Science (5) with a lab, preferably in the Learning Community format.
    Suggested: EASC 111  or ENVS 101 Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.
  • Social Science (5), preferably in Learing Community format.
    Suggested courses: ECON 202 , ETHNC 201 , or PSYC 180 . Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.

Total Credits: 15