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Certificate of Proficiency in Communication

The goal of the Certificate of Proficiency in Communication is to equip students with the top skills employers are seeking: exceptional presentation, speaking, ability to work in a team, customer service, critical thinking, and social media. This certificate prepares students to succeed in the contemporary workplace through a combination of courses that are designed to improve their competency at speaking, interpersonal relationships and working as an effective member of a team. Students will learn theory and practice in developing solutions to complex problems. Additionally, students develop proficiency in speaking and persuading with confidence and authenticity. Lastly, students will learn to communicate as a productive member of a team and to contribute thoughts and ideas on projects.

Required Courses
Course Prefix & Number Title
COMM 1010 Intro to Communications (HU)
COMM 1020 Public Speaking (FA)
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communications
Choose 3 from the following courses
Course Prefix & Number Title
COMM 1130 Media Writing
COMM 1500 Introduction to Mass Media (HU)
COMM 1870 Radio Performance (1st yr)
COMM 1880 Radio Performance (1st yr)
COMM 1900 Newspaper Production I
COMM 1910 Newspaper Production I
COMM 2150 Intercultural Communication (SS)
COMM 2170 Organizational Comm (OC)
COMM 2180 Photojournalism (FA)
COMM 2200 TV Production
COMM 2250 Intermediate TV Production
COMM 2270 Argumentation & Debate
COMM 2300 Intro to Public Relations (OC)
COMM 2870 Radio Performance (2nd Year)
COMM 2880 Radio Performance (2nd Year)
COMM 2900 Newspaper Production II
COMM 2910 Newspaper Production 2


This certificate will give students a pathway to improve communication skills in many aspects of their life. Snow College has a promise to students to make student success Snow College’s #1 goal. This certificate is one way to help students succeed not only at Snow College but in future goals as well. There is also an interdisciplinary aspect of this course. A student will have the ability of looking at communications from a Humanities, Fine Arts, and a Social Science perspective. As they complete the certificate they will be taking some GE classes as well. This aligns within Snow College’s promise to provide students with the best general education programs. The structure of this certificate gives students the ability to take General Education classes with an focus on improving communication skills while completing a certificate of proficiency.