Communication Skills for Non-Native English Speakers
Academic Plan Type
Academic Certificate (AC)
Academic Plan Code
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 Skills for Non-Native English Speakers is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to extend traditional ESL coursework. It provides Non-Native English Speakers with oral and written communication skills 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.
What You’ll Learn
This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Compose expository essays in English.
- Demonstrate skill in research, note-taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper.
- Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships.
- Analyze American speech production problems due to accents produced by another language; correct misarticulated American speech sounds; demonstrate critical listening to sound production and American English speech patterns; use American idioms and expressions; and prepare and deliver group and individual speech presentations.
- Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English.
- Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group.
- Read and analyze varied and challenging reading materials, and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these materials through written discourse.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|COM120||Pronunciation of American Speech||3|
|COM221||Oral Fluency in American Speech||3|
|COM282AC||Service-Learning Experience in Communication||3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3)||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as Indicated by Assessment||3|
|ENG101||First Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||3|
|ENG102||First Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First Year Composition for ESL (3)||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|If choosing BPC110 or CIS105 only one can be applied|
|BPC110||Computer Usage and Applications||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|COM230||Small Group Communication||3|
|COM259||Communication in Business and Professions||3|
|IBS109||Cultural Dimension for International Trade||3|
|SWU295||Effective Helping in a Diverse World||3|
|Any approved General Education course in the cultural awareness [C] value (3) OR|
|COM+++++||Any COM Communication course (3)||3|
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Communication Skills for Non-Native English Speakers (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=114839).
- First Term
- 2018 Spring
- Final Term
- Total Credits
- CIPS code
- SOC codes
- 25-1122.00, 27-3041.00, 27-3043.00
- Program Availability
- GC, MC
- Last Updated
- Financial Aid Eligible?
- This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.