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Interpersonal Communication

Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

Communication comes in many forms, especially in this global age. Sharpen your skills and complement your degree with a communication certificate.

Studies confirm that organizations are looking for employees who can work effectively by listening, speaking and writing with other people. By studying communication, you have an opportunity to improve your interactions and relationships with others both professionally and personally. Communication skills and training can lead to careers in everything from advertising, journalism, teaching, performance art, and more.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in communications? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, organizations. Other duties may include writing or selecting material for release to various communications media.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote the sale of goods and services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio or television.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

This certificate is a total of 12 credits or four courses. Remember, if you have taken a communication course already, you may be on your way to earning this additional endorsement. You have the opportunity to develop your communication skills by tailoring your certificate, choosing either the interpersonal or presentational skills option. You'll have the opportunity to use your communication skills outside of the classroom by joining the staff of the Collegiate student newspaper, acting in Delta's drama productions, and more.

Please check with your transferring institution of transferability of specific courses. For example in order to transfer COM 114 to Central Michigan University it must be taken face-to-face. If you plan on transferring to Saginaw Valley State University we suggest you take COM 202 over COM 114.

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CO-OP

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Theater productions

Delta College has an active theater department that presents two plays a year. Auditions for the fall play take pace early in September with the play producing in October. Auditions for the winter semester play take place in March with the play producing the first week of May. No experience is necessary.

Facts & Figures

Michigan

The Michigan Transfer Agreement meets one year of general education requirements for a bachelor's degree at any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.


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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: