Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.

Description: This course is an exploration of the skills and behaviors that contribute to success in oral and written communications. It is focused on the specific written and oral communication skills needed by a DoD security professional.

If you are interested in attending this course, please register via STEPP.

Delivery: Virtual Instructor-led

Length: 16 weeks

Target Audience: U.S. military members and civilian government employees preparing for leadership responsibilities in DoD Security

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students Per Course: 20

Prerequisites: Freshman English from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent is recommended.

Requirements: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research, and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour college course. Students must make significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

Credit Recommendation (What's this?): 3 semester hours in communications - graduate degree category

Notes: If STEPP does not recognize prerequisite courses, email info to

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

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