Skill Certificate in Communication

Division: Fine Arts

Students completing this certificate will acquire skills and knowledge which include but are not limited to the following: management, planning, organization, speech writing and presentation, group and interpersonal relations, intercultural awareness, assuming responsibility, preparing reports, augmentation theories, carrying out instructions and delegating responsibilities. These important skills benefit the workplace regardless of the type of career the student chooses to pursue.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in group, interpersonal and intercultural settings, implementing personal responsibility, ethics and competent leadership skills

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: business, advertising, communication education, human resources, electronic media and print journalism, speech writing, advocacy, public relations government and media, and social and human services.

Required Certificate Courses (12 Units)12
Select four of the following courses:
Fundamentals/Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Persuasion
Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Total12

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Fine Arts Division Chair.