Improve your oral communication skills

In an era marked by digital communication and remote work, mastering oral communication is essential. This foundational online oral communication course is for those aiming to elevate their communication skills beyond mere public speaking. This course provides an exploration of the principles and practices of effective verbal communication, equipping participants with the tools to articulate their ideas with clarity and confidence.

This course also delves into the art of building rapport with your audience, adapting your communication style to different contexts, and employing empathy to foster more meaningful connections. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the power of body language, tone of voice, and word choice in shaping their messages. Additionally, the course explores the role of technology in modern communication and offers strategies for overcoming the challenges it presents. Designed for anyone looking to improve public speaking skills, excel in job interviews, or simply become a more engaging conversationalist.

This introductory online course serves as an ideal starting point for those eager to pursue careers in translation and interpreting and can stack into a MSU Denver credential or degree.

Brief introduction to the Fundamentals of Oral Communication course

Flexible schedule

Course can be completed in 4-8 weeks and is self-paced online.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

Gain a competitive edge.

Career pathways in Oral Communication

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Oral Communication

Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Fundamentals of Oral Communication course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • Median salary is $37,000 year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in Communication Studies, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find jobs in journalism, business, marketing, public relations, and more.

  • Median salary is $70,500 a year.

About the Fundamentals of Oral Communication course

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362