Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


There are two academic advisors that specialize in students seeking a degree in Communication. Please contact one of the following:

Gordon Storrs
gordon.storrs@slcc.edu
SCM-1-161M
801-957-3125

Samual Curley
samual.curley@slcc.edu
SCM1-161M
801-957-3114

Career opportunities with a degree in communication are available at the entry-level position upon completion of a two-year degree program, but many opportunities will require a four-year or advanced degree. See the Careers page for a list of career opportunities.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution's requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information. For more specific transfer information, view the 4-year Transfers page.

Well, we might be slightly biased, but we think that Salt Lake Community College has an awesome Communication Program. Full-time communication faculty and the communication advisors are friendly and willing to answer any questions as they help you toward graduation. The Department provides a hands-on approach and an excellent student-teacher ratio. The Department sponsors and directs a vibrant Student Media Center that provides valuable instruction and real-world, hands-on experience in journalism, radio, television and web content. If you want to transfer to a 4-year institution, you are in luck because several universities and colleges in Utah have great undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication.

The AS degree in Communication prepares students for continued study at the university level. The AAS degree in Video or Radio Production develops skills for immediate entry into the fields of broadcast production. The AAS degree program is taught as a terminal degree program. This means that we, in the department, assume that students in the program want to prepare themselves for immediate entry into the workforce with a set of specific skills. The AAS program takes longer to complete than an AS degree in Communication.

For details about arranging your internship, contact Career Services. You can also review your internship goals with Tamra Phillips, Department Coordinator for the Communication Department. Some internship opportunities are available through the Department; however, most students find their own internship employer and design their own internship experience. Alison Arndt-Wild, Internship Coordinator can provide information on businesses looking for internships. Students must also contact the Career and Student Employment Services to register for their internship and attend a short orientation.