Communication, Teamwork and Leadership Employment Concentration

Soft skills are the “people skills” that accompany an individual’s technical skills and knowledge. These skills help distinguish employees in the job market and workplace and are critical to excellence in any field. This skill set includes interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in teams, and strengthened emotional intelligence. Additionally, strong writing, speaking and listening skills, together with enhanced critical thinking skills, allow individuals to excel in personal leadership.


Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM-106 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
Leadership Development (LEAD-101)
or Personal Success Habits of Highly Effective People (formerly GUID-120)
 Total Units13
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
COMM-103Interpersonal Communication3
or COMM-103H Honors Interpersonal Communication
COMM-106Small Group Communication3
CSCR-502Personal Success Habits of Highly Effective People (formerly GUID-120)3
or LEAD-500 Leadership Development (LEAD-101)
Select one of the following:4
Writing and Reading Fundamentals In English (formerly English Fundamentals)
College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
Preparation for English Composition for Multilingual Students (formerly ESL-098W English Writing Fundamentals)
Total Units13

Discover information about careers that interest you!

  1. Take a Career Quiz to learn about yourself and receive career suggestions based on your interests. 
  2. Search available in-demand jobs in your career areas of interest and find up-to-date salaries and education requirements. 
  3. Find the MSJC Program that connects your interests to a career.

Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.