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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Communication Competence in the Workplace
Major: 6219
First Term: 2011 Spring    Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 30-33
CIPS Code: 09.9999
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, GC, MC, PV
Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: Communication (55)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

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 Notes:
+ indicates course has a prerequisite
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the "Required Courses" area.

Required Courses
 Credits: 18-21
 COM110Interpersonal Communication3
+COM225Public Speaking3
+COM230Small Group Communication3
+COM282ACVolunteerism for Speech Communication: A Service Learning Experience3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (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
 Credits: 9
If choosing BPC110 or CIS105 only one can be applied
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
+COM259Communication in Business and Professions3
 COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
+ENG111Technical Writing3
+GBS233Business Communication3
 IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade3
+SWU292Effective Helping in a Diverse World3
Free Electives
 Credits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the Cultural Awareness [C] value (3) OR 
 COM+++++Any COM communication course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses or Restricted Electives area.3

Program Competencies
1.Compose expository essays in English. (ENG101, ENG107)
2.Demonstrate skill in research, note-taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper. (ENG102, ENG108)
3.Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. (COM110)
4.Present ideas in an organized, time-constrained format, and express one's self objectively, subjectively, and creatively. (COM225)
5.Explain and apply principles and processes of small groups to problem-solving, decision-making, and information-sharing. (COM230)
6.Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group. (COM282AC)
7.Read and analyze varied and challenging reading materials, and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these materials through written discourse. (CRE101)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.