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Communication Skills

Communication is the basis of all business and personal interaction. To be successful, one must be understood — both in written and verbal exchanges.

SPD has created a certificate program designed to bolster both written and oral communication skills. Barbara Brownworth — a renowned faculty member with proven success in these content areas — developed and will teach the first three courses of the series, which provide the foundation of what we expect to be one of the most dynamic of our Career Skills programs.

Writing and Communication Skills: Mechanics
NCE 510 • 3 Sessions • Fee: $299
This class provides students with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. Course topics include: common grammatical errors and basic principles of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Also included is a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses and the use of modifiers.
Class material will be provided.

Section A: Dates to be announced
(class size is limited - register early to reserve a seat)

Writing and Communication Skills: Composition
NCE 515 • 3 Sessions • Fee: $299
This class provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing and using appropriate language for the audience Students will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style and technique will also be addressed.
Class material will be provided.

Section A: Dates to be announced
(class size is limited - register early to reserve a seat)

Public Speaking
NCE 520 • 3 Sessions * Fee: $299
This class focuses on the skills needed to give a successful presentation. Organization, clarity, relevance, manner of speaking, presenter presence, nonverbal communication and fielding questions will be covered.
Class material will be provided.

Section A: Dates to be announced
(class size is limited - register early to reserve a seat)






 

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