The Academic Certificate (AC) in Traditional and Fact-Based Storytelling is designed to provide students with an understanding of universal themes and basic practices, which are the foundation for storytelling. The program provides interactive storytelling training, which will enhance the skills of persons in areas such as education, the performing arts, community advocacy, workforce and business entrepreneurship, mental health, the ministry, and interpretive settings such as museums and parks. This program will also aid students interested in enhancing interpersonal relations skills and in using stories in family and community settings.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate the skills of oral storytelling to construct and deliver stories.
- Develop cultural awareness and a sense of community through oral storytelling.
- Employ the ethical protocols and practices of storytelling as they pertain to awareness of self and others.
- Utilize digital media to produce, present, promote, and preserve the stories and voices of storytellers.
- Maintain a repertoire of stories that reflect the individual's storytelling style and that can be adapted for a variety of situations or purposes.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
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The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Traditional and Fact-Based Storytelling (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=138915).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.