Communication Studies

Employers are always looking for great communicators, who can relay complex ideas and get conversations flowing. The Communication Studies Program at Austin Community College will equip you with the verbal and nonverbal skills you need to listen actively, lead teams, and resolve conflicts. This program provides a great foundation for those wanting to transfer to a four-year college. 

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Honors classes available

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Internship opportunities

Career & Salary Information

Communication Studies majors develop skills that are useful in a variety of fields, including public relations, human resources, sales, and customer relations. Explore some potential careers below. 

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  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

    Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Fundraisers

    Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization's work, goals, and financial needs.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

    Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Human Resources Specialists

    Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Judicial Law Clerks

    Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Public Relations Specialists

    Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Communication Studies