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Communication Departmental Certificate

Communication Departmental Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

This certificate will provide the student with extensive background in and knowledge of effective communication skills necessary in today's work environment, including writing, oral, and listening skills.  The ability to communicate effectively is listed among the top five qualifications that employers require and is often ranked as the number one required skill.  In today's information-based world, excellent communication skills are vital to success, and this certificate will provide students the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge of and practice using effective communication skills and/or to improve the communication skills they already possess. Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co-requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of a Communication Departmental certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Describe relationships between mass media and other forms of media in society
  • Produce well-constructed written communication utilizing the eight parts of speech
  • Prepare and analyze quality business documents
Course Title Credits
OAD 1105 Business English 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
COM 1130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
  Total credit hours 25