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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Communication Skills for Non-Native English Speakers
Major: 6222
First Term: 2008 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 30
CIPS Code: 9.9999
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: GC, MC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Communication (55)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: 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.

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: 21
 COM120Pronunciation of American Speech3
+COM221Oral Fluency in American Speech3
+COM282ACVolunteerism for Speech Communication: A Service Learning Experience3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3)3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as Indicated by Assessment3
 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
+COM230Small Group Communication3
+COM259Communication in Business and Professions3
+ENG111Technical Writing3
+GBS233Business Communication3
 IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade3
+SWU292Effective Helping in a Diverse World3
 Any approved General Education course in the cultural awareness [C] value (3) OR 
 COM+++++Any COM Communication course (3)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. (COM100, COM110)
4.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. (COM120)
5.Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English. (COM221)
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)