Earn a Communication Studies Certificate

With a Communication Studies certificate, learn to effectively interpret ideas and information within professional and personal environments!

Blue Ridge CTC’s Communication Studies certificate program offers students experiential learning opportunities to enhance non-verbal, interpersonal, and professional communication techniques.

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Why Earn a Communication Studies Certificate

With a certificate in Communication Studies, learn to communicate effectively in professional and personal situations.

    • Learn transferable communication skills.
    • Advance an existing career.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree program.
    • Explore elective options to align the course with your career goals.

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Explore personal and professional communication skills to be effective in the workforce.

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Enroll full-time and earn a certificate in just one year!

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Improve your Skills with a Communication Studies Certificate

With a Communication Studies certificate, enhance the ability to effectively and appropriately express ideas and share information within the workplace.

In this program, students learn team communication, human communication, situational analysis, the impact of language, and listening skills important to successfully converse in diverse situations.

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    1-year

    Certificate Program

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    Formats

    On-campus, Hybrid

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    30

    Credit Hours

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With the certificate in Communication Studies, develop communication abilities through experiential learning under the guidance of highly trained faculty.

The comprehensive curriculum teaches students fundamental concepts of ethical, interpersonal, persuasive, nonverbal, intercultural, and social media communication. The program allows students to:

    • Understand the communication process used in both professional and personal situations.
    • Learn techniques to improve non-verbal, professional, interpersonal, intercultural, persuasive, and social media communication.
    • Enhance the ability to effectively and appropriately express ideas and share information relevant to the audience, purpose, and situation.
    • Learn to present information confidently.

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Build Your Future with Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC facilitates inclusive learning opportunities and a collaborative campus environment to support personal and professional growth.

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Stories of Excellence

Let’s hear from our alumni who successfully completed the Communication Studies certificate program and came closer to their career goals.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With this time-saving, cost-effective certificate in Communication Studies, get started on a path to a promising career by learning industry-specific skills from experienced faculty.
The comprehensive curriculum of the Communication Studies certificate program teaches students fundamental concepts of ethical, interpersonal, persuasive, nonverbal, intercultural, and social media communication. Students learn team communication, human communication, situational analysis, and the impact of language and listening skills important to effective communication in different workplace.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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