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2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 
2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Communication, Associate of Arts

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Getting Started

Program Description

Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across all kinds of contexts, cultures, channels and media (Association for Communication Administration, 1995). Communication relates to all the ways people communicate, so it embraces a large body of knowledge. Communication includes both verbal and nonverbal messages as well as messages that are sent through electronic means like the phone, computer, radio and television. Students can learn more about the field from the National Communication Association.


Career and Educational Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

The two-year program listed is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Communication from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at University of New Mexico. Students planning to transfer to UNM should keep in mind that the UNM Communication program offers multiple concentrations of study: Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Media, Critical Studies in Mass Media, Organizational Communication, and Public Communication.

Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or the CNM Academic Advising Center.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores  or specific course work.




Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Associate of Arts in Communication 62-64 credit hour(s)

This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Communication. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

Please refer to the UNM Communication Concentrations as you select which courses to take at CNM.


2Transfers to UNM as CJ 115

3Transfers to UNM as 200-level Communication elective course. Does not transfer as equivalent 300- or 400-level course at UNM.

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