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Communications Certificate

Explore an exciting new career field or refresh your background in the profession by earning a certificate from Waldorf University. 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 University.

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

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

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 Cloud.

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

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
  • Students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 3 credit hours to a certificate program
  • Minimum grade of C for each course

Certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

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