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Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Transfer

Award: Associate of Arts

Minimum Credits: 60

Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

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The Associate of Arts degree will assist you if you plan to seek a professional degree in media, public relations, journalism, business, education and other communications-related areas. Journalists, technical writers, personnel directors and media specialists need the strong communication skills that the AA degree provides its graduates.

This program will prepare you to enter the workforce in local businesses or transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a baccalaureate degree in a communications or related area.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, select courses to satisfy the requirements of your prospective institution. Consult your advisor there with questions about course selection.

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Northeast Iowa Community College currently maintains formal transfer agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.


Jeff Murphy, MA
Dean of Arts and Science-Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 235

Douglas Binsfeld
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207

Becky Kamm
Communication Faculty, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 269

Gene Perry
Communication Faculty, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext. 292