Communication (FOS)

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Creative and Communication Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: NLC

What is Communication?

Today’s careers require the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing and to understand how communication works within organizations and small groups and between individuals. Our diverse, rapidly-changing society rewards those who communicate persuasively and effectively with consumers, clients, and others across cultural boundaries. The Field of Study in Communications prepares students for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts while improving one’s marketability in all careers.

What will I learn?

Strong communication skills are the #1 sought-after job skill. Our courses help improve your employability by emphasizing:

  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Self-confidence and overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Cultural awareness
  • Appropriate and effective communication in organizational settings
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills in the workplace
  • Problem-solving groups and group communication
  • Cover letter and résumé construction
  • Interviewing skills and techniques

What can I do with this course of study?

The ability to communicate is one of the most highly sought skills by employers. Whether you're addressing big crowds or wanting to make a powerful impression to a few people, excellent communication skills are a must. 

 What's special about Communication?

The skills you’ll learn in Communication courses will help you succeed in your other courses. It will give you experience in applying your abilities as a researcher and critical thinker.  Ultimately, students will become better listeners.

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Communication Field of Study