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Communication

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Program Overview

Communication

Communication is a broad field that includes the study of public speaking, writing, film, television and the web. Because effective communication is a vital part of any endeavor, graduates can pursue a wide range of careers. At Delta, you will gain the knowledge needed to successfully transfer on to a four-year college or university and continue your communication studies. 

By studying communication, you have an opportunity to improve your interactions and relationships with others, both professionally and personally. Communication skills and training can lead to careers in everything from advertising, journalism, teaching, performance art and more.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in communication? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, organizations. Other duties may include writing or selecting material for release to various communications media.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

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Direct and coordinate activities of personnel involved in the in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and productions, such as sports or news.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

MiTransfer Pathway in Communication

Delta works with many colleges and universities to provide special multi-institutional, associate-to-bachelor’s degree transfer pathways. Upon completing this pathway, you would earn an Associate in Art, including the major courses listed below. 

Major courses that transfer to your transfer destination: 

  • COM 112W – Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • COM 114W – Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 214W – Small Group Communication 

Transfer destinations:

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your options. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you seek. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly recommended to stay on track for graduation. 

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CO-OP

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Theater productions

Delta College has an active theater department that presents two plays a year. Auditions for the fall play take pace early in September with the play producing in October. Auditions for the winter semester play take place in March with the play producing the first week of May. No experience is necessary.

 Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

VISIT THE TRANSFER CENTER

Facts & Figures 

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community, ages 17-70, have taken a class at Delta.

Briefcase

With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.


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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: