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Advertising Communication and Design

at St. Cloud Technical and Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Advertising is a communications tool. The advertising student studies all the various forms of advertising mediums while developing the design skills and creative talent necessary to sell ideas, concepts and products. Innovation, confidence, organizational skills, and strong leadership skills are developed throughout the curriculum with a substantial focus on communications � oral, written, and interpersonal. Faculty strategically build projects, assignments, and activities into the curriculum that include the latest trends, tools, techniques, and innovations to help prepare students for the job market. Advertising is an exciting career choice with unlimited opportunity for creativity and job advancement.

Students are encouraged to participate in the professional organizations and clubs, including Collegiate DECA, AAF (American Advertising Federation) and The Northway Group (a student run in-house advertising agency). These opportunities are designed to broaden students knowledge and experience and further develop skills taught in the classroom.

The Advertising, Communication and Design program length exceeds 60 credits due to outcomes related to the broader scope of skills desired by the local employers: digital design, copywriting, campaign management, media research, and portfolio constructions. The program outcomes significantly differ from similar MnSCU programs which are more narrowly focused on specific fields such as commercial art, digital design or marketing.




Program Locations

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303

Labor Market Information

  • Advertising Sales Agents

  • Median wage: $23.71/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

  • Median wage: $29.91/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Communications Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,161/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products

  • Median wage: $50.84/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Insurance Sales Agents

  • Median wage: $29.35/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Median wage: $27.17/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

  • Median wage: $33.75/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Sales Engineers

  • Median wage: $44.76/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers

  • Median wage: $53.82/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Web Developers

  • Median wage: $30.59/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll-Free: (800) 222-1009 Local: (320) 308-5089 TTY: (320) 308-5988