Curriculum Guideline

Communications (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTCOMM
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Communications
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Communications Certificate
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200910
End Term
201730
Credential
Certificate in Communications
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select three courses from the following five options:

CMNS 1104

Foundations of Intercultural Communication

3.00

CMNS 1125

Oral Presentations

3.00

CMNS 1217

Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

3.00

CMNS 1221

Introduction to Media and Communication Studies

3.00

CMNS 2316

Understanding and Managing Interpersonal Conflict

3.00

Select two courses from the following seven options:

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

3.00

PHIL 1102

Values and Contemporary Issues

3.00

PHIL 1122

Business Ethics

3.00

PHIL 2201

Logical Reasoning

3.00

POLI 1103

Politics and Ethics

3.00

POLI 2200

Introduction to World Politics

3.00

MODL

Select one course from Modern Languages

3.00

Select two courses from the following four options:

PSYC 1100

An Introduction to Psychology (I)

3.00

PSYC 1200

An Introduction to Psychology (II)

3.00

SOCI 1125

Introduction to Intercultural and International Studies

3.00

SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations

3.00

Required Courses:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

CMNS 1216

Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace

3.00

Arts Elective**

Select any university transferable first-year Arts course

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

** A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC - on the BC Transfer Guide in an Arts subject area.

Note: For writing courses, CMNS 1099 is recommended as a prerequisite for courses CMNS 1110, CMNS 1111 and CMNS 1115.

Remaining courses to obtain Associate Degree in Arts:

  • 3 credits in 1st year Arts
  • 18 credits in Arts in two or more subject areas
  • 3 credits in Lab Science
  • 3 credits in Math or Statistics or Computer Science
  • 3 credits in Math or Statistics or Science