Communication – General Communications

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Build great connections. Create strategies and find the common threads that bring people together. Master the communication skills that will help you further your cause, sell ideas, and develop your reputation as a leader. This program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Improve your mastery of presentation skills, public speaking, effective listening, and conflict resolution. Test your competition debate skills with our championship ICC Forensic Union/Speech Team.

A Quality Education

Explore the practical and creative aspects of effective communication. Polish your public speaking, interpersonal, and intercultural skills with the support of award-winning instructors.

Get Involved

Make connections in student organizations like Harbinger Student Media, Phi Theta Kappa, Rotaract, SGA, ICC Speech Team, and Phi Beta Lambda.

Career Opportunities

Advertising Specialist, Organizational Communications Professional, Media Planner, Human Resources Manager, Consultant, and Public Information Officer.


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Beverly Bourazak
Nicholas Ellingsworth
Jenessa: From Medicine to Music
New Business Manager, Brent Baker Shares How ICC Nurtured His Success

Communication is the core skill set in fields like business, education, marketing, politics, and public relations. The ability to communicate effectively is essential regardless of your major or career goals.

Debbie Hedemann, Professor, Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Communication – General Program?

Deliver an effective presentation. Recognize conflict management styles. Gain the tools and skills to communicate effectively or start your career in a communications field. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Student success advisors are available to assist.
  5. Participation in speech and debate team, broadcast opportunities, and Toastmasters are good preparation for this program.

What Can I Expect As a Communication – General Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm