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Top Certificate Programs in Communication

There are two critical skills that people need if they expect to be successful in today’s world. First, they must be able to critically analyze information. Second, they need to communicate their thoughts substantively and persuasively. Both of these skills can be improved upon by enrolling in a certificate program.

What is a certificate in communication? Most programs give students the opportunity to improve their persuasion abilities and sharpen their strategy-thinking skills. The five areas of communication – written, oral, interpersonal and group, social media, and technology – are thoroughly explored. Students are also expected to practice their public speaking and presentational skills.

As the workplace becomes increasingly digital and mobile, employees will be expected to communicate effectively. A certificate provides people with the information needed to succeed in the professional world. They can open their career to new opportunities by acquiring strong speaking and writing skills.

Most certificate programs are composed of five to six courses, which can be completed over the course of one or two semesters. How much a certificate costs will depend on where students decide to enroll. Once someone has selected an institution, he or she should contact the school and ask about the program’s tuition.

Some programs are designed primarily to help people who want to pursue careers in advertising, public relations, and other communication industries. However, the certificate is also beneficial to professionals who want to improve their business communication skills. People who work in education, healthcare, and non-profit industries may find the program useful.

 

There are many different communication programs available, and people can search through our comprehensive database to find a school that meets their needs. There are both online and in-class courses offered, and students can choose the type of program that best works with their schedule. The ability to communicate effectively is a trait that can carry people to professional success. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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13 Results in Communication

ITECOM Art Design Paris

Level III RNCP Title. Training available in initial training, continuing education and on-the-job training. Develop mastery of graphic languages ​​and new technologies, a ... [+]

Title III RNCP level recorded at the National Directory of Professional Certification. Training available: Initial training Continuing education linked training (professional contract) VAE (Validation of acquired experience)

Develop mastery of graphic languages ​​and new technologies, acquire basic knowledge of image communication, to study the entire media production, are the theme of this curriculum. The purpose of this training: creativity, autonomy and versatility. This specific program aims to make students operating in line with the reality of the agencies.

visual identity, graphic design, editorial design, event, illustration, signage, motion design, web ... visual communication supports are numerous and changing, so you participate in the development of the company on adequate visual strategies. DA junior graphic designer, communications ... There are many "hats" professionals in visual communication. This training provided in 3 years you will integrate junior positions from getting your title.... [-]

France Paris
September 2020
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Escuela Internacional de Protocolo

The overall objective of the course is to learn the tools of communication to acts service, attention to the media and their needs. ... [+]

The overall objective of the course is to learn the tools of communication to acts service, attention to the media and their needs.

On the other hand the student will acquire the knowledge necessary for the proper design of a communication plan and all the tools needed to achieve it: press release, press call, press conferences, etc.

Duration:

Course communication events will be developed following a methodology of on-line training, with a total duration of 100 hours can be made over two months from the time of enrollment of students in the course.

The course will be divided academically in two blocks of content that will be given to the following methodology:

theoretical... [-]

Spain Madrid Barcelona A Coruña Oviedo Valencia  + 2 More
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Part-time
100 hours
Online
MacCormac College

Realtime is used in many applications today including judicial reporting, captioning, and CART providing. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers work ... [+]

Certificate in Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) WHAT IS CART AND CAPTIONING?

Realtime is used in many applications today including judicial reporting, captioning, and CART providing. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, and medical; they often work in education settings such as a university or high school, assisting a person who is hard-of- hearing to progress through school. With new technology, providers of CART may even work from home and send their captions via Internet to the individual in class. Broadcast captioners use the same technology as court reporters to create the text which viewers see on the bottom of the television screen. They may caption live sports events, news, or other television programming.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Vega School of Brand Leadership

​The Higher Certificate in Creative Development is an entry level qualification to gain the insight, skill and academic support required to pursue degree studies in the c ... [+]

Higher Certificate in Creative Development

The Higher Certificate in Creative Development is an entry level qualification to gain the insight, skill and academic support required to pursue degree studies in the creative fields of brand communication. The focus is on building creative concept development and critical thinking skills in preparation for studies in visual communication, copywriting and/or multimedia design. This certificate provides an introduction to the Creative Brand Communication industry ensuring students are prepared to enter a relevant degree or the industry as an apprentice.

Modules Brand Business Principles and Fundamentals Communication Science 1A** Digital Media 1A** Introduction to Creative Brand Communications A** Critical Thinking & Media Studies 1A**
 Introduction to Creative Development
 Introduction to Creative Brand Communications B** Work Integrated learning ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg Durban Cape Town Pretoria  + 1 More
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Today's world of communication is continuously expanding, and professionals from virtually every industry need the critical skills and knowledge base to manage a broad ra ... [+]

Overview

Today's world of communication is continuously expanding, and professionals from virtually every industry need the critical skills and knowledge base to manage a broad range of communication strategies within their organizations.

Whether you're currently in a leadership position or you're ready to advance your career, the fully online program Strategic Communication Management Specialized Studies will prepare you for success by increasing your knowledge of a variety of modern communication tools and channels and how to use them effectively.

Who Should Attend

Mid- to upper-level managers who currently (or aspire to) lead their companies

Young professionals who wish to advance to a management role... [-]

USA Irvine USA Online
September 2020
Part-time
6 - 12 months
Online
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

In today’s demanding workplace, managers are constantly challenged to find new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees and affect positive change that impro ... [+]

Overview

In today’s demanding workplace, managers are constantly challenged to find new and innovative ways to involve and motivate employees and affect positive change that improves the company’s bottom line. The Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Program focuses on the practical skills professionals need to develop and maintain in order to lead others and be an agent of change. This program begins by teaching participants the fundamentals of leadership and continues by teaching participants valuable skills in interpersonal communication, small group communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, writing, and managing organizational change.

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USA Irvine USA Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Online
edX

Learn the essentials for communicating in Chinese, including tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures, to help strengthen and build better business relati ... [+]

Learn the essentials for communicating in Chinese, including tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures, to help strengthen and build better business relationships.

Chinese is a critical language for all global organizations. This Mandarin for Business program features a thorough basic and intermediate Chinese virtual learning experience at your own pace!

In this Mandarin for Business Professional Certificate program, we integrate your Chinese learning experiences from basics, such as tones, pinyin, grammar, characters, and basic structures to advanced knowledge. We provide a solid learning system that is essential for beginners to differentiate and construct sentences, and then use them in real life, workplace and business scenarios.... [-]

USA Cambridge
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Full-time
Part-time
25 - 30 weeks
Online
edX

Learn essential soft skills employers’ value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking. ... [+]

Learn essential soft skills employers’ value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking.

Soft skills are today's power skills. They are a blend of interpersonal, communication and social intelligence skills that are in high demand across all industries and jobs.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the essential soft skills employers value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking.

A strong foundation of communication skills, planning, leadership, teamwork, attention to detail, and critical thinking are critical to success in the workplace. Together, these skills will help you build relationships and improve productivity with internal and external clients.... [-]

USA Cambridge
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 weeks
Online
Eruditus Executive Education

Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program is an intensive, five-month, multi-modular, digital business and leadership program that prepares global ex ... [+]

Overview

Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program is an intensive, five-month, multi-modular, digital business and leadership program that prepares global executives to innovate new strategies and business models and lead their organizations to thrive in the digital age.

Key Benefits Develop leadership abilities to lead digital transformation in your respective companies Examine disruptive business models in a highly immersive module in Silicon Valley and learn from leading industry practitioners in New York City Access to expert Columbia faculty who are world-renowned experts in their fields. Flexible structure which minimizes time away from work, over a five-month Ivy League learning journey Apply your learnings at your workplace through project work, guided by expert faculty Graduate with Columbia Business School alumni benefits, with global networking opportunities Program Curriculum ... [-]
India India Online USA Manhattan San Francisco  + 1 More
Request Info
5 months
Online & Campus Combined
VGC International College

VGC International College now offers 4 Week Business Certificate Programs. These programs, taken through the School of International Business, are ideal for students look ... [+]

Introduction

VGC International College now offers 4 Week Business Certificate Programs. These programs, taken through the School of International Business, are ideal for students looking to advance their business studies in Canada.

Business Presentations and Practices

This course provides hands-on experience on how to create exceptional business presentations using a variety of presentation software, and deliver the presentations to the class with confidence. The student will deliver multiple presentations over the 4 weeks and will get daily constructive feedback from both the instructor and fellow students.

Upon completion of this program, the successful student will be able to:... [-]

Canada Vancouver
February 2020
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Purdue University Online

Learn to amplify the effectiveness of your communications with the online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program from Purdue University. The c ... [+]

Learn to amplify the effectiveness of your communications with the online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program from Purdue University. The certificate program is a fast-paced way for you to broaden your professional skill set with training that provides a greater understanding of impactful communication. This online graduate certificate program can be completed in as little as 24 weeks. The courses within the certificate program quickly instill within you the skills and confidence to meet your organization’s communication needs across a variety of platforms.

We require students to hold a bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission to the online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program, but our students come from all different educational and professional backgrounds. The reason: Professional communication skills are desirable in any profession. Purdue’s online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program will teach you how to plan, execute, and evaluate an effective communications strategy to advance your organization’s reach and impact.... [-]

USA West Lafayette
January 2020
Part-time
24 weeks
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins University Certificate in Digital Curation, offered through the online graduate program in Museum Studies, advances the education and training of museum ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins University Certificate in Digital Curation, offered through the online graduate program in Museum Studies, advances the education and training of museum professionals worldwide in this emerging field.

This certificate offers a specialized curriculum that is critically needed in the museum field. It will prepare current and aspiring museum professionals to manage the growing volume and variety of digital data of long-term value that museums are now producing, acquiring, storing and sharing with researchers, educators, and the public. It will train students to work with digital collections, exhibitions, and research data that will ensure the longevity of our global cultural heritage of which museums are the stewards. Students in this certificate program will also contribute to the new professional literature in the field.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Research for Communication provides a cutting-edge curriculum taught by expert instructors. Students will acquire skills ass ... [+]

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Research for Communication provides a cutting-edge curriculum taught by expert instructors. Students will acquire skills associated with conducting original research and will have the opportunity to connect with mentors and other professionals in the industry that will help them continue their education throughout the remainder of their professional career in research.

The Certificate in Applied Research for Communication is for students working in a wide variety of jobs. For example, a Vice President of Strategic Planning and Research at a public relations firm may manage studies that help communication clients identify target audiences, set campaign objectives, create messages, and identify channels. A Market Research Director at a trade association may oversee research for a brand, product, and business development as well as marketing, advertising, and social media evaluation. A Lead Policy Analyst at an advocacy firm may supervise studies that guide communication about lobbying policy and reform.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online