Communication Studies - Certificate

Communication Studies - Certificate

The Certificate of Proficiency in Communication Studies is designed for students who successfully complete ten or more units of communication course work at Mission College. The importance of interpersonal communication and intercultural communication, small group and team skills, and public speaking training cannot be emphasized enough in providing the fundamental skills for successful personal and professional activities. This certificate will not only enhance the student’s chances of being selected for a job, but it may also open doors both professionally and personally. Skills learned will increase understanding, ability to communicate with other people, and give the necessary material to build bridges with other people.

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Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will identify, explain, and apply theories about the communication process as they relate to a variety of audiences and contexts.
  • Students will create and implement effective communication strategies to orally deliver a message appropriate to the context.
  • Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate their own verbal and nonverbal messages as well as those of others in a variety of contexts.
  • Students will research, analyze, and critically evaluate reference material to support the development of communication competence.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Core Curriculumn Courses (Required):

select one (1) course

Code Class Units
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001H Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

plus at least 7.0 units from the following 

If COM 001 And COM 020 are both taken, one can be counted for the Core Course and one for the additional units

Code Class Units
COM 004 Small Group Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 008 Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 012 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 015 Fundamentals of Communication 3.0
COM 019A Communication Activities (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Units Required

  Units
Total Required Units 10.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities include the following: broadcasting, consumer affairs, public relations, advertising, education, marketing, government, human resources, law, community affairs, politics negotiations, journalism, customer service, recreation, management, and recruiting.