Thoughtful and clear communication skills are one of the most valued assets an employee can offer their organization. The career possibilities are endless — those who study communication can pursue careers in public relations, advertising, journalism, law, and business, to name just a few. The Communication program can help you get there.

Focusing on the dynamic blend of theory and practical experience, the program will provide you with a solid foundation of a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational, public, and professional speaking. You will be prepared to think critically, problem-solve, and make informed decisions in various scenarios.

After graduating from the program, you will be well-equipped to go to the next level and transfer to a university to achieve your bachelor’s or master's degree in communication. Sign up today to jump-start your future.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Communication

We communicate every day, in multiple ways so understanding the processes and concepts that give one an advantage in today’s global and interconnected world is critical. From business to entertainment, advocacy to law – communication is at the center of it all.

At EMCC, students learn how to evaluate, navigate, and apply human communication ethically and effectively while learning to be a leader. Classes, projects, research, and internships are all designed to help you develop your interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and intercultural communication skills. Students are assessed by instructors, peers, and self-evaluation, which creates an open and safe environment for learning and expression.

Many Communication faculty members at EMCC provide students with Service Learning and Honors Project opportunities, which mutually benefit the students and the community. Communication faculty involved in training, coaching, and judging student presenters in the annual EMCC Student Conference, the end-of-semester EMCC Honors Expo and annual commencement speakers. Communication program students also have the chance to join the Forensics Club and participate in various collegiate speech and debate competitions.