Porterville College


Communication Studies (CA)

The Communication Studies certificate program is designed to enhance a student’s ability to communicate in social, professional, and relational contexts. This certificate is intended to enhance the communication skills of students from all majors and career plans. Communication courses focus on how people use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, and channels.

Program Learning Outcomes: Construct and deliver a presentation with communicative competence and confidence; demonstrate the dynamics of effective communication in a variety of settings and contexts.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Communication Studies certificate:

1. Completion of 12 semester units in Communication coursework. Students must complete any 4 of the following courses.

2. Earn a letter grade of “C” or higher in each Communication course. 

COMM P101 - Intro to Public Speaking  3 units

COMM P102 - Interpersonal Communication 3 units

COMM P105 - Argumentation & Debate 3 units

COMM P103 - Persuasion 3 units

COMM P106 - Intercultural Communication 3 units

COMM P170 - Oral Interpretation 3 units

Communications Studies (CA) not approved for Title IV aid.

Effective Fall 2014