Communication skills are vital to success in both personal and professional development. Chemeketa’s communication program offers a range of classes well-suited to a broad range of career goals.
topics Arts Communications
Skills & InterestSocial Sciences
CareersArt & Communications
Why choose program or class?
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, communication skills are some of the most important assets you can have to get (and keep) a job. The most important attributes in job candidates are:
- Ability to work as a team
- Written communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Verbal communication skills
Beyond professional development, communication skills are vital to our relationships and quality of life. COMM classes help students grow their conflict resolution skills, their empathy, strategies for difficult conversations, and a critical understanding of communicating across different cultures and identities.
What will you learn?
Our courses are broad-based and cover topics including:
- Public speaking
- Team communication and leadership
What will you do?
Good communication skills are one of the best indicators of success in the workplace, in interpersonal relationships, and in public life. Concepts in communications classes help people navigate conflict, connect with people across cultural divides, inform and persuade others, and collaborate effectively in groups and teams.
Communication skills are sought-after areas in many fields, including:
- Marketing and public relations
- Business management
- Nonprofit sector
- Law enforcement and emergency services
- Technology sector
- Media and journalism
Communications Focus Award
As of Spring 2019, we are announcing our COMM Focus Award to recognize students who have chosen to pursue multiple class in our discipline. This award is available to students who have taken at least three Chemeketa COMM classes and passed with at least a B grade, recognizing their proficiency in a range of communications skills.
To apply, please contact Debbie Hornibrook (subject line FOCUS AWARD) to confirm that you meet the criteria. Then you can include your completion of a Communication Focus Award on your resume and prove you’ve got these skills!
Note that this is not the same as a degree or a certification, but rather an award to recognize the depth of student engagement in the communications field.