Communication Studies Program

Minnesota and national employer data indicate 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).

Certain degrees in this program are available fully online

Program Options

Communication Studies Certificate

The Communication Studies Certificate offers a broad depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in the Communication field. The Communication Studies Certificate can also build a solid foundation for further study in Communication for students who plan to transfer. A certificate is awarded for successful completion of a specialized set of skills or program of study. A student completing certain certificates will have completed a skill set that is part of a series of skills valuable in the workplace, or that may eventually be used to complete a diploma, transfer pathway or associate degree.

 

 

Communication Studies Transfer Pathway AA

The Communication Studies Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Communication Studies bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities* enter the university with junior-year status.
All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Workplace Communication Certificate

The Workplace Communication Certificate is targeted for those who wish to strengthen their “soft skills” via practical application of communication theory.
A certificate is awarded for successful completion of a specialized set of skills or program of study. A student completing certain certificates will have completed a skill set that is part of a series of skills valuable in the workplace, or that may eventually be used to complete a diploma, transfer pathway or associate degree.

 

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Chao Mwatela, Program Advisor

SS 142 | chao.mwatela@rctc.edu | 507-280-3120

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