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Communications, Fine Arts, and Humanities

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Turn Your Talent into a Career

Build your portfolio, get hands-on training and collaborate with other students to gain the skills to turn your talent into a career. Degrees in the Arts lead to careers and teaching positions in graphic design, studio art, photography, videography, and visual communincation. Students also develop creativity and critical thinking as it applies to our visual world.

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  • Art

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Degrees in the Arts lead to careers and teaching positions in graphic design, studio art, photography, videography, and visual communication. Students also develop creativity and critical thinking as it applies to our visual world.

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  • Communications

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Communication degrees support careers in everything from advertising to the arts. A background in communications is highly regarded in business, marketing, education, politics and public relations. The globalization of the world has made cross-cultural and multi-linguistic communications skills more prized than ever.

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  • English

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Programs in English develop a heightened awareness of the power of language, creating considerable vocabulary, understanding of style, advanced critical thinking abilities, and experience writing complex, original work, giving students distinctive verbal capabilities: precision, subtlety, persuasiveness, and clarity.

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  • Humanities

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    The broad and flexible skills of a degree in Humanities, including communication, writing, problem-solving and critical thinking, are readily transferable to a large number of business careers. Humanities majors are often attracted to the helping professions, such as medicine, psychology, legal studies, and social work.

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  • Music

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Studying music prepares you for a wide variety of graduate careers as well as performing or composition, from jobs in the creative industries to teaching and working with children.

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  • Theatre

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    While a theatre major often proceeds to careers in the theatre and associated fields, this plan of study may also lead to success in such fields as teaching, arts management, public relations and drama therapy.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).

Certificate

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.