The Department of Communication and World Languages


COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Academic Certificate 30-33 Credits

Available as a separate certificate or in addition to any GCC degree program

DESCRIPTION: 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 PREREQUISITES: None

REQUIRED COURSES: 18-21 Credits* 18 credits required if you test out of CRE1O1; 21
credits required if you need to take CRE1O1)


Course TItle Credits When Taken
COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3  
C0M225 Public Speaking 3  
COM230 Small Group Communication 3  
COM282AC Volunteerism for Communication: A
Service Learning Experience
3  
CRE101 Critical and Evaluative Reading (3) OR
Assessment Equivalent
0-3  
ENG101
OR
ENG107
First Year Composition
OR
First Year Composition for ESL
3  
ENG102
OR
ENG108
First Year Composition
OR
First Year Composition for ESL
3  
TOTAL    

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 9 Credits*

Course Title Credits When Taken
BCP110
OR
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications
OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3  
COM259 Communication in Business & the Professions 3  
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3  
GBS233 Business Communication 3  
SWU292 Effective Helping in a Diverse World 3
ENG111 Technical Writing 3
IBS109 Cultural Dimension for International Trade 3
TOTAL  

FREE ELECTIVES: 3 Credits*

Course Title Credits When Taken
C Any approved Cultural Awareness (C) Course 3  
COM Any Communication Course 3  
TOTAL      

*Course substitutions may be made with COM department chair approval.

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Last revised 4-16-10
     

 

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