One of the most important qualities to have in a job are people skills and the ability to interact and work with people of different backgrounds. By raising awareness of other ethnicities’ experiences and cultures, we can begin to break down the walls of misconceptions and learn how to relate and communicate better with one another — thereby strengthening our bond to build stronger relationships with people of different cultures.
Our Ethnic Studies program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity and explores the unique experiences of Mexican Americans and African Americans. Our knowledgeable instructors will use critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse to explore the history and cultures, as well as socio-economic concerns, literature, gender and sexual identities, religions, and inter- / intra-group dynamics of these ethnicities.
Successful completion of this program may open doors to employment opportunities with government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community organizing, law firms, hospitals, business and economics, counseling, journalism, global development, and research organizations.
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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
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Successful completion of a certificate within the Ethnic Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
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