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Professional Communication COM.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 27 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Communication
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

Communication skills are critically important for everyone. Earning a professional communication certificate can be an important key to career success. Completion of the certificate will demonstrate to current and prospective employers that a student recognizes the importance of various communication skills and strategies in a variety of professional settings. The results of a 2011 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed verbal communication skills as the number one soft skill that employers sought in new college graduates looking to join their organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Prescribe communication behaviors that utilize effective communication based on relevant theories.
  • Analyze, adjust, and improve own communication behaviors.
  • Analyze, adjust, and improve contextual factors surrounding communication relationships.

Career Opportunities

A Professional Communication Certificate can provide opportunities in journalism, speech education, business, industry, government, broadcast media, law, ministry, social services, public relations, or provide valuable communication skills to enrich any career. Enhancing communication skills provides invaluable benefits for all students, regardless of major or career path.


Course Title Credits
COM 2201 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 2220 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
COM 2230 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
COM 2245 Intercultural Communication 3
(COM 2235 (Principles of Interviewing) OR COM 2287 (Effective Listening)) 3
(COM 2285 (Organizational Communication) OR COM 2286 (Public Relations Principles)) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.