Communication Studies promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication, allowing students to explore how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. Classes in Communication will prepare students for a wide variety of careers in nearly any given field.
Highlighted Courses in Communication Studies at Central Arizona College:
COM100: Fundamentals of Human Communication
COM101: Interpersonal Communication
COM202: Small Group Communication
COM206: Public Speaking
COM259: Professional Communication
COM263: Intercultural Communication
Certificates Offered in Communication Studies:
In addition to the Communication Studies pathway, two certificate are also offered. Please see certificate program information.
Communication Studies Certificate: The Communication Studies Certificate will prepare students with effective communication skills applicable in a wide variety of interpersonal, intercultural, small group, public communication, and employment situations. The communication skills-building courses required for this certificate will prepare transfer students for continued education and advanced degrees in communication studies. This certificate may also be used to enhance areas of interest in other fields of study.
Communication Skills for the Professional Certificate: The Communication Skills for the Professional Certificate will enable students and working professionals to pursue a credential that will advance them in current or future employment. This Certificate emphasizes the use of communication technologies in the workplace and is complemented by a breadth of course offerings, along with specified electives in an area of interest. Through the completion of these courses, this certificate equips students with the top eight essential career readiness competencies: critical thinking and problem solving, team-work and collaboration, oral and written communication, professionalism and work ethic, global and multicultural fluency, leadership and digital technology (Job Outlook 2019 – National Association of Colleges and Employers).