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Communication Studies

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies at Mission College is not just about public speaking. It is about learning to apply effective and appropriate communication skills in a number of settings-- interpersonal, intercultural, team or group setting. With a communication class you can:

  • Can earn an associates in arts (AA-T) or certifcate.
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements
  • Learn the communication skills employers are looking for

Top Skills Needed by Employers
  • Listening Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation Skills

These skills regularly out-rank teamwork and solving problems as skills employers are looking for from a candidate. All of these skills are taught in our communication studies courses.


How about one of these exciting communication studies courses?

 
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Public Speaking

Learn the skills necessary to present in front of a group or audience in COM 001.

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Small Group Communication

Learn how to work within a small group, communicate, make decisions and provide leadership in COM 004.

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Honors Communication

Through the Honors Transfer Project students can take argumentation and debate (COM 020H) or public speaking (COM 001H).

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Previous Communication Studies Activities

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Honors Debate 2018

Honors students debated "Should California repeal the Affirmative Consent law regulating sexual assault on college campuses."

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Nervous Novice Tournament

Every year, students from a variety of classes met fellow students, received free food, a certificate for participating... and well, gave a speech in front of a small group of judges.

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student speakingQuotation mark.“Our 2014 survey of nearly 600 employers revealed what they want most from new graduate business hires—they want people who can speak well, write well, listen to others, present well, sell ideas to others, and negotiate with others in the course of running a business—in other words, they want communicators, with a capital C.”- MBA.com -Employers Want Communication Skills in New Hires
Career Options
What can I do with Communication Studies?

Many people who have earned Certificates or Degrees in Communication Studies have gone on to professions in many fields. These are some of them:

  • Broadcasting
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Community Affairs
  • Politics
  • Negotiations
  • Journalism
  • Customer Service
  • Recreation
  • Management
  • Recruiting
  • Sales
  • Screenwriting
  • Social Services
  • Theater
  • Counseling

Thanks for your interest in a Communication Studies class at Mission College!