Communication comes in manyforms, especially in this global age. Sharpen your skills andcomplement your degree with a Communication Certificate.
Studies confirm that organizations are looking for employees who canwork effectively by listening, speaking, and writing with other people. Bystudying communication, you have an opportunity to improve yourinteractions and relationships with others both professionally andpersonally. Communication skills and training can lead to careers ineverything from advertising, journalism, teaching, performance art, andmore.
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 ifyou have taken a communication course already, you may be on your way toearning this additional endorsement.
You have the opportunity todevelop 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 theclassroom by joining The Collegiate newspaper, acting in Delta DramaDepartment productions and more.
"This Certificate is beneficial because it will go well with a socialwork degree. Every extra thing that I can achieve will be a benefitwhen making a resume." -- Alissa Jesse
"Employers are seeking individuals with adequate communication, aswell as writing skills. These are important assets to possess in orderto do well both inside and outside most companies and organizations." --Willie J. Burton Sr.
"Taking Communications courses has made me a better communicator andhelped me better understand the communication styles and practices ofothers." -- Jennifer Reuther
The Communication field offers many rewarding career opportunities.In addition to careers in this field, employees in other fields withexcellent communication skills often find increased mobility. Thisdegree prepares you for entry-level positions, with experience andadditional education, advanced positions are available.
2010 median pay for communication jobs:
|Advertising and public relations ||$55,290 |
|Human Resources training specialist ||$51,450 |
|K-12 or secondary school teacher ||$47,100 - $51,180 |
|Reporters and correspondents ||$34,850 |
|Actor ||$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