Communication, Certificate of Achievement

The Communication Certificate of Achievement, earned by students who complete 18 units/6 classes of Speech Communication, Communications, Business and/or English coursework, will inform employers and professional institutions that you have received specialized training in written and oral communication. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn skills that will increase their ability to communicate through the written word, as well as with others in interpersonal, small group, public speaking and/or mass media settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply communication theory and principles to a variety of interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations.
  • Create and present messages appropriate to audience, purpose, and contexts.
  • Accomplish personal communicative goals.
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
SPCH 1Public Speaking3
SPCH 2Small Group Communication3
SPCH 3Interpersonal Communication3
Select three courses from the following:9
Business Communication
Mass Media Methods
College Composition
College Composition: Enhanced
Intercultural Communication
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Introduction to Communication Theory
Total Units18

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.