Appendix B: Communication Academic Certificate

Communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal, are essential to success, sustainability, and upward progression in the workplace. Beyond the workplace, competence in communication is an integral component of relationships as well as positive local and global community citizenship. Good communication skills are unfailingly ranked as one of the most important attributes sought after by the business community.

This program offers students an opportunity to develop and refine communication skills in a variety of professional and personal contexts which are critical to success in the job market. The flexibility of the communication certificate. as well as the range of classes offered, will allow students to hone their communication abilities in areas specific to their needs and desired career path. Few assets are more valuable to career or community than a basic understanding of the dynamics of communication. This program applies toward the requirements for an associate degree in Communication.

NIC communication certificate course offerings

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

  • Identify and explain foundational communication theories and processes.
  • Select, demonstrate, and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal, and mediated expression that support and enhance the meaning of messages across a variety of contexts.
  • Monitor and present oneself to others across a variety of contexts.

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