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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The Communication Studies Certificate is based on practical application of communication theory. Employers surveyed often report teamwork, conflict management skills, oral communication, and interpersonal skills are crucial to success in the workplace. The Communication Studies Certificate offers a broad depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in the Communication field. This certificate can build a solid foundation for further study in Communication for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions by offering a broad spectrum of communication theory and application.

Minnesota and national employer data indicates that strong communication skills in areas such as interpersonal (one-on-one) communication, conflict management, interviewing, public speaking, and team/group interaction are crucial to success in the workplace. In addition, employers note that communicating effectively between cultures, generations, and genders is important, especially in the rapidly changing mediated communication world (texting, emails). This certificate offers a broad depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in the communication field.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Radio and Television Announcers

  • Median wage: $16.73/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Communications Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,869/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E. Rochester, MN 55904 Toll-Free: (800) 247-1296 Local: (507) 285-7265 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: getinfo@rctc.roch.edu