Communications Certificate

Communications CertificateExplore an exciting new career field or refresh your background in the profession by earning a certificate from Waldorf College. The certificate programs are designed for both current and aspiring professionals. Learners may seek a certificate exclusively to advance their career-related knowledge and skills, and other learners may pursue a certificate as a stepping stone toward Waldorf’s online associate degree or bachelor’s degree programs. For students who wish to pursue a degree, the Communications certificate is designed to coordinate with either the A.A. degree or the B.A. in Communications at Waldorf College.

Communications Certificate
Waldorf’s Communications certificate provides hands-on experience with current technology to prepare students for careers in the communications industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn these technologies through a creative, project-based experience. Students will explore a variety of areas within communications including:

  • Digital Production and Social Media (COM 1020)
  • Graphic Design (COM 1010)
  • The Relationship between Mass Communication and Pop Culture (COM 1030).

Students can also explore either:

  • Journalism (COM 1040)
  • Critical Thinking Skills for Visual Media (COM 2010).

Estimated time to complete this certificate program is six to twelve months.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
COM 1010 Graphic Core 3
COM 1020 Digital Core 3
COM 1030 Mass Communications and Society 3
Choose one from the following:
COM 1040 News Gathering and Reporting 3
COM 2010 Visual Theory 3
Grand Total:   12

Hardware Requirements

Required hardware is listed within the course descriptions in the course catalog. Waldorf’s Communications program requires a Mac computer with the minimum specifications needed to operate the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Suite software:

Apple Store education pricing – See Mac computer with the following specifications:

  • 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz memory
  • 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

Software Requirements

Required software is listed within the course descriptions in the course catalog.

Certificate Program Requirements

  • Completion of the certificate’s curriculum and credit requirements
  • All certificate courses must be completed at Waldorf College
  • Minimum of grade C for each course

Certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

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