Academic Certificate in Communication Competence in the Workplace

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Communication Competence in the Workplace

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the Required Courses area.

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.

Required Courses Credits: 18-21

COM110Interpersonal Communication3
COM225Public Speaking3
COM230Small Group Communication3
COM282ACService-Learning Experience in Communication3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as Indicated by Assessment0-3
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 Applications3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
COM207Introduction to Communication Inquiry3
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
COM250Introduction to Organizational Communication3
COM259Communication in Business and Professions3
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing3
GBS233Business Communication3
IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade3
SWU295Effective Helping in a Diverse World3

Free Restricted 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

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Major: 6219N
First Term: 2019 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 30-33
CIPS code: 09.9999
SOC codes: 25-1122, 27-3041, 27-3043
Initiating College: Glendale Community College
Program Availability: - GC, MC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Communication (55)
GPA: 2.0
Last Updated: 05/24/2018