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Communication 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

April 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: summarize the importance of public speaking and distinguish how public speaking differs from casual conversation; identify characteristics of effective presentations and strategies for developing them; and analyze the process of tailoring business presentations to different audiences.


The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: the importance of public speaking and presentation skills; developing presentation skills; tailoring business presentations to an audience; delivering a presentation; and using visuals in a presentation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or as a general elective (4/17).