You may choose Communications courses to fulfill requirements for other programs or concentrate in one of these four specific areas of study:

  • Public Speaking and Communications Studies
  • English:
    • Developmental Reading and Writing, including classes for English Language Learner (ELL) students
    • College Composition with class sections for ELL students
    • Literature
    • Linguistics
  • World Languages:
    • American Sign Language
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Theater

Students who choose a concentration are generally planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. While at NMC, these students pursue a general liberal arts curriculum, with electives chosen from their area of interest. If you plan to transfer, consult with counselors and faculty members in your field of interest during your first semester at NMC to familiarize yourself with transfer requirements. Staying in Traverse City and transferring to NMC’s University Center is another option if you wish to continue with a liberal studies curriculum.

Degrees Available

Associate in Science and Arts (ASA)

Transfer Options (Follow ASA Degree Requirements)

Online & Other Learning Options

ASA degree — Depending on the transfer college requirements, many required courses can be taken online.

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NMC instructor wins NEA grant

“I’ve always written to make sense of the world,” said National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant for Literature recipient Teresa Scollon. Read more »

Helpful links

Communications Group 1 Courses »

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In the news

Communications instructor John Mauk reads from and discusses his award-winning chapbook The Rest of Us on IPR's Michigan Writers on the Air.

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR), 91.5 FM, March, 2010 - Click here to listen to this broadcast (opens in new window) »

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