Communication

Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer a variety of communication courses.  Whether you are you interested in enhancing your skills or turning your skills into an entrepreneurial opportunity, GTCC has a course that is perfect for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

New! Public Speaking Skills for the Enhancement and Excellence

This course is developed for the person who has been making presentations or speeches for some time but would like to enhance their delivery style or advance their personal and professional pizzazz. The purpose is to help the presenter be more comfortable with presentation topics of a technical, routine or detailed nature. The course will include:Increasing your confidence in any speaking setting, feeling assured in your abilities and presentation skills at a higher level of success, elevating your presence and persuasive abilities to encourage the audience to action, enhancing dull routine presentations into something the audience looks forward to hear every time and working with technology to make it more alive.Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EF1 Public Speaking Skills for the Enhancement and Excellence 3/4/21 - 4/8/21 Th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 224 Register Now

New! Public Speaking Skills for the Novice Speaker

Have you found you are being asked to make speeches more often or your job is requiring more Zoom presentations or you are now teaching lessons for a non-profit groups? This class is for you as it is designed for the novice speaker who needs training and guidance to feel more comfortable when presenting in front of others. The course will include: Increasing your confidence in any speaking setting, understanding your comfort level for public speaking, learning basic techniques and strategies to make a presentation with ease, creating the presence of a seasoned public speaker even in early development, discovering how to organize and prepare for any length presentation and feeling assured in your abilities and presentation skills that match the knowledge of any topic. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EG1 Public Speaking Skills for the Novice Speaker 3/9/21 - 4/13/21 T 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT TBA Register Now

New! Public Speaking Skills for Young Professionals

To assist and enhance the confidence Individuals who may be entering the work environment for the first time or starting a new career. Success will be measured through steps of building self-confidence and learning methods to develop and deliver a meaningful presentation will be the key focus of the class.  Take the fear and apprehension out of your life from interviewing for a new job or having to make a dreaded presentation or speaking to a large group or teaching a religious class. This course will assist you in your comfort level once and for all. The course will include: Increasing your confidence in any speaking setting,feeling assured in your abilities and presentation skills, elevating your presence and persuasive abilities, enhancing your self-worth in your new found connection with others and building new self-confidence for the future career. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EM1 Public Speaking Skills for Young Professionals 3/10/21 - 4/14/21 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown CEC 223 Register Now

 New! Public Speaking for the Introverted and Intimidated

The No. 1 fear for nearly everyone is public speaking. This indicates that most people need a confidence booster for their own career and life time achievement. Take the fear and apprehension out of your life from interviewing for a new job or having to make a dreaded presentation or speaking to a large group or teaching a religious class. This course will assist you in your comfort level once and for all. The course will include: Increasing your confidence in any speaking setting; feeling assured in your abilities and presentation skills, elevating your presence and persuasive abilities, enhancing your self-worth in your new found connection with others and building new self-confidence for the future. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EE1 Public Speaking Skills for the Introverted and Intimidated 4/7/21 - 5/12/21 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 224 Register Now

Sign Language (ASL)  – Beginners

Students will learn to appreciate and respect ASL as a living, unique and wholly naturally-occurring language, and recognize deaf people as a community with its own set of cultural traditions and values. Students will become familiar with deaf culture, history, folklore, community, and sub-communities such as the Deaf-Blind community in Greensboro. To appreciate and respect deaf culture, students must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no or minimal knowledge of sign language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations. Students learn how to use ASL to ask and answer questions, exchange personal information, discuss their jobs, discuss their families, discuss where they are from, and make appointments. Optional textbook: "Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning Guide" by Mickey Foldin. Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DA1 Sign Language -Beginners 3/15/21 - 5/3/21 M 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 210 Register Now

Sign Language (ASL) – Intermediate

Students will engage more in conversational ASL during class time. Students should have completed Sign Language for Beginners or have a strong knowledge of sign language. Students will continue learning the remaining chapters of the textbook and engage in activities that develop the signing skills of the signs learned. More topics of deaf culture will be taught and deaf presenters will attend class to give hands on opportunities to interact with a deaf person. Deaf events will be shared and encouraged for students to attend if they wish to continue interaction with the deaf community. The text book for this class is "Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning Guide" by Mickey Foldin. Tuition Cost: $70

New course will be available in Summer 2021.

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code
  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form