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Communications Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5270

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Communications Degree

The communications program at Palo Alto College prepares the student to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, and more. The program focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Program courses include: intercultural communication, speaking and listening, verbal and nonverbal interaction, rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation and persuasion, technologically mediated communication, and popular culture. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer communications degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Communications Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College offers an associate's degree program in communications.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female7

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic3
White4
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Communications program at PAC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Court Reporters

  • Description:

    Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Public Address System and Other Announcers

  • Description:

    Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 80
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.90
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,980

Public Relations Specialists

  • Description:

    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.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 22.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 1,500
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.78
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,620

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Communications Programs in Texas

Communications programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (A)
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St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

30 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B,M)
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University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)
  • Communication and Media Studies (B)
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Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (A)
  • Media Studies (A)
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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communication, General (B)
  • Communications (B)
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Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Schreiner University

Kerrville, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Coastal Bend College

Beeville, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Communications (A)
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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

280 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)
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Concordia University - Texas

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Communications (B)