Profile

I have been teaching in the MCCCD for the past 18 years! I started at Phoenix College in 2003, moved to Mesa Community College in 2004 and added Chandler-Gilbert in 2006. Currently I am only teaching at Mesa Community College and am so happy to be based at the Red Mountain Campus. I have a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from NAU and a Master of Arts in Communication from SDSU. I love teaching Communication but more than that I love watching students' lives be transformed by improving their communication. I enjoy teaching in all course formats but the classroom will always be my first choice! I feel privileged to teach at the community college level and am honored to help students save money, enjoy smaller class sizes and learn how to be successful in the post secondary world of education.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

COM100 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Credits

Introduces the theory and practice of human communication. Surveys communication topics related to interpersonal, small group, and public communication. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27619

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 03/08/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27619 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: tricia.beckham@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits

Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28457

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28457 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: tricia.beckham@mesacc.edu

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate.

Fall Flex Start 2024

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits

Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14272

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 14272 This course requires students to participate in at least two live, online, video meetings to deliver a speech and provide peer review. Students are required to have access to adequate internet bandwidth, webcam, and microphone to successfully participate. Students may contact the instructor at: tricia.beckham@mesacc.edu

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