Bakersfield College


Certificate of Achievement

The Communication Certificate 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. Students are required to take four classes for a total of twelve units.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Communication Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 12 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • construct, use, and interpret messages across multiple channels to inform, persuade, manage, negotiate, relate, and generally influence each other within and across varying cultural venues.
  • identify and value disparate systems of social norms and values that influence the human communicative process.
  • understand the various theoretical and pragmatic skills that enable them to navigate social interaction within multiple interpersonal, small group, public, and intercultural contexts.
  • become familiar with both field-specific nomenclature as well as effective oral, listening, and critical thinking skills.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses (select 12 units from the following)

Course Number Title Units
COMM B1 Public Speaking 3.0
COMM B2 Inetpersonal Communication 3.0
COMM B4 Persuasive Communication 3.0
COMM B5 Rhetoric and Argumentation 3.0
COMM B6 Intercultural Communication 3.0
COMM B7 Organizational Communication 3.0
COMM B8 Small Group Communication 3.0
COMM B10 Leadership and Communication 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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