AA – Current

ACC Graduation
ACC Graduates

To earn an Associate of Arts degree under the current degree map, students need to complete the following courses:

Required Credit Hours Component Area Required Course(s)
 12 Communication Studies
(090/010)
SPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech Communication
SPCH 1315: Public Speaking
SPCH 1318: Interpersonal Communication


CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
SPCH 1321: Business & Professional Communication
SPCH 2333: Discussion and Small Group Communication

 6 Communication
(010)
ENGL 1301: English Composition I
ENGL 1302: English Composition II
*These courses have prerequisites
 6 American History
(060)
HIST 1301: United States History I
HIST 1302: United States History II
 1 Student Development
(090)
EDUC 1100: Effective Learning Strategies for College Success
 6 Government/Political Science
(070)
GOVT 2305: United States Government
GOVT 2306: Texas Stated and Local Government
 8 Foreign Language
(040)
 Course numbers 1411 and 1412 in the same language
 3 Restricted Elective Choose ONE of the following courses:

 3 Mathematics
(020)
Choose one course from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List
 6-8 Life and Physical Sciences
(030)
Choose 2 courses from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List
 3 Creative Arts
(050)
Choose one course from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List
 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences
(080)
Choose one course from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List

Recommended courses: PSYC 2301: Introduction to Psychology or SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology

 3 Language, Philosophy, and Culture
(040)
Choose one course from Language, Philosophy, and Culture portion of the Core Curriculum List

A suggested schedule for graduation in two years is as follows:

Semester I – 13-14 credit hours

SPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech Communication – 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301: English Composition I – 3 credit hours  *This course has prerequisites
HIST 1301: United States History I – 3 credit hours
One course from Life and Physical Sciences  portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3-4 credit hours
EDUC 1100: Effective Learning Strategies for College Success – 1 credit hour

Semester II – 15-16 credit hours

SPCH 1315: Public Speaking – 3 credit hours
ENGL 1302: English Composition II – 3 credit hours  *This course has prerequisites
HIST 1302: United States History II – 3 credit hours
One course from Life and Physical Sciences  portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3-4 credit hours
One course from Mathematics  portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3 credit hours

Semester III – 16 credit hours

SPCH 1318: Interpersonal Communication – 3 credit hours
GOVT 2305: United States Government – 3 credit hours
One foreign language course (course number 1411) – 4 credit hours
One course from Creative Arts portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3 credit hours
Restricted elective – 3 credit hours – Choose ONE of the following courses:

Semester IV – 16 credit hours

SPCH 1321: Business and Professional Communication OR SPCH 2333: Discussion and Small Group Communication – 3 credit hours
GOVT 2306: Texas State and Local Government – 3 credit hours
One course from Language, Philosophy, and Culture portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3 credit hours
One course from Social and Behavioral Sciences portion of the Core Curriculum List – 3 credit hours
One foreign language course (course number 1412) – 4 credit hours *Must be the same language as taken in semester III