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Communication Competence in the Workplace - AC

Major: 6219
Effective Term: 2014 Fall Final Term: 2016 Spring
Award: AC
Total Credits: 30-33

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Communication Competence in the Workplace is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides intensive study of written and oral communication skills in different contexts including interpersonal communication, small group interaction, team-building, problem solving, public speaking and presentation skills, conflict resolution, assertiveness, and leadership. Students develop skills to enhance their professional, social, and personal interactions, and become more competitive and effective in the workforce.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
COM110Interpersonal Communication 3
COM225Public Speaking 3
COM230Small Group Communication 3
COM282ACService-Learning Experience in Communication 3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as Indicated by Assessment 0-3
ENG101First Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
ENG102First Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
Restricted Electives
If choosing BPC110 or CIS105 only one can be applied
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
COM259Communication in Business and Professions 3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade 3
SWU292Effective Helping in a Diverse World 3
Free Electives
Any approved General Education course in the Cultural Awareness (C) value (3) OR
COM+++++ Any COM communication course (3)except courses used to satisfy Required Courses or Restricted Electives areas. 3

Program Competencies

  1. Compose expository essays in English. (ENG101, ENG107)
  2. Demonstrate skill in research, note-taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper. (ENG102, ENG108)
  3. Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. (COM110)
  4. Present ideas in an organized, time-constrained format, and express one's self objectively, subjectively, and creatively. (COM225)
  5. Explain and apply principles and processes of small groups to problem-solving, decision-making, and information-sharing. (COM230)
  6. Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group. (COM282AC)
  7. Read and analyze varied and challenging reading materials, and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these materials through written discourse. (CRE101)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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