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Communication Skills for the Professional Certificate
Semester Hours:  21
Effective Term: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: RDG094 and ENG100
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Communication Skills for the Professional Certificate prepares students with strong professional communication skills applicable to a wide-variety of employment situations. The Certificate also familiarizes students with communication technologies. Students are prepared for continued education in communication studies.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Communication Skills for the Professional Certificate (21 Credits)

Prerequisites: RDG094 and ENG100

Core Requirements (15)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3)
COM259 Professional Communication (3)

COM101 Interpersonal Communication (3)
COM263 Intercultural Communication

COM202 Introduction to Group Communication (3)
COM206 Public Speaking (3)

ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Select one of the following course pairs (6):
MSC120 Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)


CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
CBA210 Web Development Tools (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the variables within and complexity of the human communication process.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate oral communication competence in a variety of professional contexts.
3. (Application Level) Produce effective written communication for basic professional contexts.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective decoding and listening skills in a variety of professional contexts.
5. (Synthesis Level) Use multiple technologies to produce effective messages for a variety of professional situations.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the dynamics of human communication within social relationships.
Standards for Program