The Communication Department at Normandale Community College

Communication Department faculty have been recognized with national, state and college awards for their teaching excellence and come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.  Students will find small classes, accessible teachers and enriching classroom experiences when they take communication courses.

The department offers a complete selection of introductory courses for students who plan to major in speech-communication or mass communication. 

  • Those planning a four-year college degree typically include courses in communication while they complete the associate of arts degree at Normandale. 
  • A communication course is required for Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and Normandale graduation requirements.
  • Students may earn an AA degree with an emphasis in communication.
  • The department has agreements with Minnesota State University – Mankato and UW-River Falls for students who would like to start a degree in communication or digital film and television and transfer to their four-year program.
  • Students who receive an AA with Emphasis in Communication can continue their studies at Normandale with Minnesota State University - Mankato in the Partnership Center, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication.

Students can receive experience and credit in the field by enrolling in COMM 2096 – Internship in Communication.

Students can receive public speaking experience by participating in the Intramural Speech Tournament, held once each semester.

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