Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Study communication and complete your general education courses before transferring to a four-year university. Low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements. This is the smart way to do your first two years.

What You Learn as a Communications Transfer Major

Get a broad education in the liberal arts with an emphasis on communication theory and practice. Take a range of courses from interpersonal communication to professional presentation.

Develop a strong command of the tools that make communication possible, like critical thinking, speaking, and writing. It’s a great start to your bachelor’s degree.

What Can I Do With A Communications Degree?

Every aspect of business and life requires communication, and you are an expert at getting a message across. Go into public relations or social media. Be an editor, work in broadcasting, as a journalist or technical writer. Your degree is also an advantage in fundraising. Go to grad school and become an attorney or consider a career in politics.

A Solid Foundation

Public Speaking

You can do it!

Public Speaking

Learn to research, organize, write, and stand confident in your delivery.

Intro to Mass Media

Ask again

Intro to Mass Media

Delve into the history and evolution of information medium. Think critically and ask questions.

Interpersonal Communication

It's all about you

Interpersonal Communication

Learn what you - and others - bring to every interaction.

Intercultural Communication

You can relate

Intercultural Communication

Skills so you can communicate with diverse audiences.

What are Transfer Majors

The Communications Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree.  It's streamlined and simple. 

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Dubuque, Iowa

  • Fresh Start Credits transfer, but GPA does not
  • Transfer Scholarships available

See University of Dubuque Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

Bradley Thiessen-Cooper
"Working with my chapter on service projects, building rock gardens, and planning our award-winning “Boothday Festival,'' I discovered my passion is helping others. I loved doing marketing, communications, and event planning for PTK. I’ve won grants, written press releases, and traveled across Iowa, Ohio, and soon Mississippi and Florida. In my time working with administrators I’ve honed my skills and built new relationships."
Bradley Thiessen-Cooper, Communication Transfer Major, AA Degree
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Public Access Channel 9

Get hands-on experience in a TV studio by creating content for Muscatine Access Channel 9. Located on Muscatine Community College’s campus, this public access channel gives you the opportunity produce local programming. From talk shows to musical programs to high school sports, gain experience in the broadcasting industry. You can even take classes in TV production taught by the Studio Manager!

Check out Channel 9’s YouTube page
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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.

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Visit your campus library. Use the computers. Ask staff for help with research. Find a nook and enjoy a quiet place to study. Not on-campus? Visit EICConnect to access electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, videos, and databases.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

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Communication Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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