Ready to take ideas from the brain to the boardroom? Professional communication is crucial to a successful workplace. Think about it. When people have big goals and dreams but do not know how to tell people about them, they rarely become reality. With the ability to effectively communicate, people can make their awesome ideas real.
Professional communication also is a great skill to have to prevent problems and issues in the workplace. Did you know that employers consider communication one of the most important skills to have in the workplace? It is because communication allows employees to talk with their coworkers about plans, problems and processes. With effective communication, employees can streamline their workflows and ensure that every person on their team is on the same page.
At Ivy Tech, the Professional Communication program gives you the tools to be hirable. From learning how to write with professionalism to having the confidence to present research to an organization, this program can teach you how to put your best foot forward every single day. This program is offered in a variety of class formats including a 100% online option.
The Associate of Science in Professional Communication degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Our students save upward of $10,000 by completing their first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring!
Once graduates go on to complete their bachelor's degree, they can apply their newfound skills to a variety of workplaces. From working as an administrative assistant in a large organization to becoming the Director of Communications at a company, this program can be used to make you a better communicator and employee wherever you may work.
Examples of jobs you can get in the professional communications field include:
Call Center Representative
Front Desk Receptionist
Guest Service Agent
Public Relations Specialist
Degree Types Offered
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
– known as a Certificate (CT)
Note: Program availability varies by location and not all program tracks are offered at each campus/location.
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
Communication is the key difference maker in teams and organizations. Great communication leads to successful projects and efficiency while poor communication leads to problems and missteps in processes. With an Associate of Science in Professional Communication, you can have the skills to effectively communicate with teammates and coworkers to success in your organization.
Students save upward of $10,000 by completing their first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring, and we've designed the curriculum to transfer as easily as possible to many four-year universities.
Our Professional Communication program is even part of our Guaranteed Admissions program, which gives graduates of the program automatic acceptance to pursue a bachelor's degree at our partnering universities. All programs have varying partners, but the Professional Communications program currently has a partnership with Purdue University Global for interested students.
Whether you'd like to transfer through the Guaranteed Admissions pathway or standard transfer methods, talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your associate degree at Ivy Tech.
Time to Complete
An Associate of Science in Professional Communication degree can be achieved in 4 semesters, or about two years.
Graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.
known as a Certificate (CT)
The Certificate (CT) in Professional and Community Communication is a great way to add a communication credential to your resume. Whether you are looking to improve your communication skills or wanting to shift into a career in communications, this short-term certificate can help you reach your career goals by making you an effective communicator.
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