Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6223N
First Term: 2008 Summer I   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 15
CIP Code: 9.9999
Occupational Area:

Instructional Council: Communication (55)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1122, 27-3041, 27-3043

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers is a concentrated program of study in communication and oral fluency designed to extend traditional ESL coursework. It provides Non-Native English Speakers with intense practice in pronunciation and fluency of American speech as well as experience in all communication contexts including interpersonal communication, small group interaction, problem solving, and public speaking. Students develop skills to enhance their professional, academic, and social interactions to become more competitive and effective in the academic environment and in the workplace.

Required Courses
COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM120 Pronunciation of American Speech 3
+ COM221 Oral Fluency in American Speech 3
+ COM282AC Service-Learning Experience in Communication 3
Credits: 12

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. (COM110)
2. Analyze American speech production problems due to accents produced by another language; correct misarticulated American speech sounds; demonstrate critical listening to sound production and American English speech patterns; use American idioms and expressions; and prepare and deliver group and individual speech presentations. (COM120)
3. Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English. (COM221)
4. Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group. (COM282AC)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2-26-08

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.