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Learn how to communicate effectively with an audience, one-on-one or in mass media with a degree or certificate from Collin College’s Communication field of study (FOS). Whether you want to be a journalist, a broadcaster, an advertising executive or just want to sharpen your interpersonal and presentation skills, courses in Collin’s Communication FOS can provide you with a great foundation to build on.

You will learn to write for specific audiences, get a well-rounded view of the media landscape and lay the groundwork for a great career in mass communication. Program options include the communications sub-areas: advertising/public relations; journalism/mass communication; radio and television broadcasting/broadcast journalism and general communication.

Program Options

Collin offers four sub-areas of the Communication field of study (FOS). 

A Field of Study is a set of courses that will transfer and apply to a corresponding bachelor’s - level degree at a Texas college or university. Both the Field of Study and the Core Curriculum courses are transferrable for full academic credit to any public college or university in Texas. Students who complete the Field of Study block of courses will earn a certificate in that Field of Study.

Did you know that you can also earn an AA or AS degree in addition to the Field of Study certificate? Contact an academic advisor today to learn more about how to develop an educational plan that is right for you.

Listed below are the requirements for each Communication Field of Study sub-area:

Certificate – Communication Field of Study

Associate of Arts – Communication Field of Study