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Try not communicating. Seriously, just try it. Communication is all around us, on every job and in every field.  Developing your skills in this area will improve your professional and personal life. It is also a general education requirement that all degree-seeking students must complete. The Communications department at AACC is home to public speaking, human communication, journalism, and mass communication.

In our Communications courses, learn to effectively communicate, whether one-on-one, in larger groups or with people from different cultures. The aim of the Communications department is to prepare you to be a more effective reader, writer, speaker and thinker and to help you develop your abilities to understand and appreciate all areas of communication.

Whether you struggle or excel in communications, we meet you where you are. We have highly qualified faculty who are eager to assist you in working toward earning a credential in Communication.

Majors and Offerings

Our department is proud to offer courses and a degree in Communications.

Find Communications courses in our course search.

Learn about majoring in Communications.

Faculty and Staff

Academic Chair

Sandy King
HUM 113

Full-time Faculty

April Copes, Ph.D.
Associate professor, communications
HUM 115

Haley Draper-Bowers
Associate professor, communications
HUM 115

LaTanya Eggleston, M.A.
Assistant professor, communications
HUM 200A

Susan Kilgard, Ph.D.
Professor, communications
HUM 203E

Sandra King
Professor, communications
CADE 314

Jessica Mattingly
Assistant professor, communications
HUM 115

Sharon O’Malley
Assistant professor, communications
HUM 200A

Office Staff

Kristi Tuccillo

Resources for Students

Honors Program

The Honors program is for high-achieving students who wish to excel in a diverse and interdisciplinary learning environment. The focus is on collaboration in learning, critical thinking, effective communication and ethical leadership. The Honors program maintains academic rigor while allowing flexibility for qualified students in all majors to receive recognition for their achievements. Courses are defined by a different method of teaching and learning.

Learn more about the Honors program.

Campus Current Student Newspaper

Learn through experience by helping produce the print and online editions of this independent student newspaper. For information contact the Current at

Read the Campus Current.

Writers Reading Series

Writers Reading at AACC is a reading series that hosts an array of writers including poets, fiction writers, essayists, songwriters, memoirists, playwrights, journalists and screenplay writers.

Writers Reading encourages students, faculty, staff and community to attend. The readings are sponsored by the AACC Student Government Association, are free and open to the public and include book sales and signings.

For information contact Professor Susan Cohen at


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