Excellent speaking, listening and critical thinking skills are crucial to your performance in almost every field. In fact, good communication and interpersonal skills are one of the most often cited factors for job evaluation. A formal study of communication can improve your reasoning, oral communication, and writing.
Often when students think of communication courses, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreaded speech class. Although LCCC offers the dreaded speech class (Oral Communication), the field of communication is so much more than public speaking. Communication is primarily a social science that includes the following contexts: intercultural, interpersonal, health, small group, organizational, media, gender, and sports. Research and theory are part of the rich tradition in the field of communication. For example, communication scholars explore how we interact with romantic partners, media effects, social media influence, and healthcare provider/patient relationships. Ultimately, the study of communication is about gaining insight into the human experience or condition.
If you’re considering a degree in communication, there are numerous jobs in the field ranging from public relations, non-profit, marketing, teaching, or training. There are links on the site to show you the career opportunities. Another great way to enhance another major is by adding the one year communication certificate to your program plan. Employers consistently rank communication skills at the top of their list for hiring new employees. Whether you’re majoring in police science, social work, nursing, or engineering, the communication certificate is a great option to build your resume.
The One-Year Communication Certificate program at LCCC offers an excellent opportunity for working professionals to deliberately practice and improve their techniques. It is also a valuable foundation for further academic study.
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