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 in Arts, Emphasis in Communication|
CGCC Communication Studies
Communication studies at CGCC embraces many high impact practices that help you develop more deeply and gain a greater understanding of the communication processes in today’s ever changing world. “We Make It Happen” by:
- Building Skills:
Our classes will help you develop skills for an increased level of proficiency in public speaking, business and professional communication, cultural competency, listening strategies, managing conflict, and building/maintaining relationships.
- Building Confidence:
Our program approaches building confidence by providing a small classroom setting for you to experiment in working collaboratively with diverse groups, speaking in front of a live audience, and preparing for essential job interviews.
- Building Community:
The department supports innovative service-learning and civic engagement activities that are designed to align with the course objectives. You will see how you can contribute to solving problems in your community through meaningful service. The projects and involvement vary from class to class, including service which involves highly interactive activities, small group leadership, and applications of major programs of study.
CGCC's Communication program provides you with everything from small classroom settings of less than 25 students to hybrid to live online to fully online courses taught by highly skilled communication professionals.
Why Chandler Gilbert Community College?
Learn valuable, in-demand skills
Save money with our tuition discounts
Explore flexible learning options to keep you safe
Whether you plan on earning a degree or a certificate, you are preparing to transfer to a four-year university, or you are looking to further develop in your career or personal life, CGCC can provide the path for you to reach your goals. With 68 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer partnerships with over 40 universities---including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona—you’ll find your fit at CGCC.
Since its founding in 1992, Chandler-Gilbert Community College has served thousands of students in the East Valley at its Pecos and Williams campuses, Sun Lakes Center, and Communiversity at Queen Creek. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our innovative faculty and staff, on our state-of-the-art facilities, on our broad array of campus life and events, and on our commitment to inclusion and diversity. At CGCC, you belong, and we are here to help you succeed!
Greg Peterson, Ed.D.
Make it Happen Today with CGCC
If you're ready to join others in next-level innovation and register for the Artificial Intelligence program at CGCC, we can help you get started now. Follow the four steps below to begin making a positive impact on your future.
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