Communication & Information Management
Criteria for Admission
Application is made to the College of Adult Scholars. Since admission requirements differ from one program to another and depend on prior training and background, each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis. Courses may be substituted or waived when appropriate, and 3 credits may be transferred from other programs. Certified students may enroll in a maximum of 11 credits per semester.

Communication & Information Management (17 credits)
Communication & Information Management is an 17-credit program designed for individuals wanting to develop proficiency in a variety of electronic applications related to communication and information. Certified students would possess an array of current technological skills relevant to publication, publicity, interoffice and electronic communication, and data management. They could understand and develop websites; work with desktop publishing; create, maintain, and manipulate data files; plan and design graphic presentation; and oversee office information systems.

Core Requirements 14 credits
COMM 110 Introduction to Internet Communication 3 cr
COMM 121 Communication Law
 3 cr
COMM 210 Organizational Communication 3 cr
COMM 230 Desktop Publishing 3 cr
IDS 110 Business Spreadsheet Applications 1 cr
IDS 111 Business Application Programming 1 cr
Electives 3 credits
COMM 261 Media Writing Styles 3 cr
COMM 265 Principles of Public Relations 3 cr
COMM 302  Communicatio Law & the Internet
3 cr
COMM 330 Advanced Desktop Publishing 3 cr
ENGL 300 Introduction to Professional Writing 3 cr
IDS 310 e-Commerce and e-Business Technology
 3 cr

Title IV Information for Certificate Programs

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CIP Code:  11.0801
Number of Weeks Allowed for Completion:  72
Credit Hours:  16
Type:  Semester
Tuition Fees:  $7680
Book Fees:  $750
Additional Fees:  $100 per semester
Credits Transferrable to Degree Program:  Yes
Students Completing Program in 2006-2013 in Time Allowed:  0
Total Students Enrolled in 2013 - 2014: 2
Median Loan Debt: 0
SOC Code: 15.1190
               Classification: Misc. Computer Operations                   Occupations
Job Placement Rates:  Unavailable

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