Skill Certificate in Communication

Division: Language & Communication Studies

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, argumentation 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.

Select four of the following courses:
COMM 001Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
COMM 002Gender and Communication3
COMM 004Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 005Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 007Persuasion3
COMM 008Group Communication3
COMM 009Intercultural Communication3
COMM 103Health Communication3
COMM 112Public Speaking for Business4

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.