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Q: What will my classes be like?


A: Classes tend to be smaller, under 25 students, and combine collaborative projects, discussion and workshops with more traditional lecture and testing. We offer courses that challenge the student to improve on skills necessary to their academic, business, civic, and personal lives. You'll take courses like the following:

 SPC 103- Oral Communication Skills This course introduces the basic concepts of interpersonal communication and the oral communication skills necessary to interact with co-workers and customers, and to work effectively in teams.  Topics include overcoming barriers to effective communication, effective listening, applying the principles of persuasion, utilizing basic dynamics of group discussion, conflict resolution, and positive communication patterns in the business setting.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, develop a business-like personality, and effectively present themselves before co-workers and the public.  This course is non-degree eligible (non transferable to senior institutions), and is applicable to technical certificates only.

SPH 106- Fundamentals of Oral Communication This course is performance-based and includes the principles of human communication: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public. It surveys current communication theory and provides practical application. This course partially satisfies the Area II requirement for the (AA, AS, and AAS degrees).  This course is transferable to other colleges and universities and is required in many programs of study.  It is the responsibility of the student desiring transfer credit to check with their transfer institution to assure applicability of courses toward their planned education goals.

SPH 107- Fundamentals of Public Speaking This course explores the principles of audience and environment analysis as well as planning, rehearsing, and presenting formal speeches to specific audiences. Historical foundations, communication theories, and student performances are emphasized. This course partially satisfies the Area II requirement for the (AA, AS, and AAS degrees).  This course is transferable to other colleges and universities and is required in many programs of study.  It is the responsibility of the student desiring transfer credit to check with their transfer institution to assure applicability of courses toward their planned education goals.