Communication comes in many
forms, especially in this global age. Sharpen your skills and
complement your degree with a Communication Certificate.
Studies confirm that organizations are looking for employees who can
work effectively by listening, speaking, and writing with other people. By
studying communication, you have an opportunity to improve your
interactions and relationships with others both professionally and
personally. Communication skills and training can lead to careers in
everything from advertising, journalism, teaching, performance art, and
Communication skills can help you:
- develop a better understanding of yourself and perspective
- improve speaking, listening and writing skills
- handle conflict and challenges
- be aware of nonverbal communication
- work effectively within a group
About the Program
This certificate is a total of 12 credits or 4 courses. Remember if
you have taken a communication course already, you may be on your way to
earning this additional endorsement.
You have the opportunity to
develop your communication skills by tailoring your certificate,
choosing either the Interpersonal or Presentational Skills option.
You'll have the opportunity use your communication skills outside of the
classroom by joining The Collegiate newspaper, acting in Delta Drama
Department productions and more.
"This Certificate is beneficial because it will go well with a social
work degree. Every extra thing that I can achieve will be a benefit
when making a resume." -- Alissa Jesse
"Employers are seeking individuals with adequate communication, as
well as writing skills. These are important assets to possess in order
to do well both inside and outside most companies and organizations." --
Willie J. Burton Sr.
"Taking Communications courses has made me a better communicator and
helped me better understand the communication styles and practices of
others." -- Jennifer Reuther
The Communication field offers many rewarding career opportunities.
In addition to careers in this field, employees in other fields with
excellent communication skills often find increased mobility. This
degree prepares you for entry-level positions, with experience and
additional education, advanced positions are available.
2010 median pay for communication jobs:
|Advertising and public relations
|Human Resources training specialist
|K-12 or secondary school teacher
||$47,100 - $51,180
|Reporters and correspondents
||$14.48 - $28.72 /hour
Source: 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov/ooh.
For more information, contact:
Communication program coordinator