Communication Training and Assessment (Certificate)

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Master the most important public and workplace communication skills to assume communication leadership positions in government, private and nonprofit organizations.

The certificate program in communication training and assessment teaches students how to assess, train, and develop communications skills in business, professional, and community settings.

Access to the award-winning, state-of-the-art communication assessment lab at ASU's West campus facilitates skill development in communication training, presentation skills, professional development, and assessment practices.

The combination of relevant coursework and hands-on experience developed through CommLabASU provides students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to train others in a variety of professional and community settings.

At A Glance

Communication Training and Assessment (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate in communication training and assessment requires a minimum of 18 credit hours (at least 12 credit hours must be upper division). The certificate consists of 12 credit hours of core requirements and six credit hours of electives. At least nine credit hours must be completed through the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. A maximum of six credit hours may be shared between the certificate and a major. Only courses in which a student received a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher may be used to meet the certificate requirements.
Core Requirements -- 12 credit hours
Elective Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Career outlook

The certificate in communication training and assessment provides a solid background for positions such as:

  • advertising and promotions managers
  • human relations managers
  • marketing associates
  • marketing managers
  • mediators
  • public relations specialists
  • public relations and fundraising managers
  • sales managers
  • training and development managers

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