Bakersfield College


Communication 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.

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.

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.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses (select 12 units from the following)

Course # Name Units
COMM B1 Public Speaking 3.0
COMM B2 Interpersonal 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