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About Speech Communication

Persuasion is a Highly Marketable Skill.

Think of all the ways that the ability to speak to an audience is an asset in the working world. Start with the obvious applications in politics and public life, then move to the courtroom and making legal arguments. Next take just a quick look around the business world, and you’ll see that those who possess presentation skills are those who distinguish themselves and rise to leadership positions. In almost every walk of professional life, the ability to speak convincingly to the public is always in demand.

Butler’s associate degree program in speech communication helps you develop the confidence and skills to be an effective public speaker. Instructors teach in small classes and cultivate a friendly environment that helps you focus and learn to engage your audience. Perfect your delivery and learn to present as a member of a business team with pronunciation and auditory analysis techniques. We even offer courses in exact English signing for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. You can also take Speech in sign language.

Wherever your professional life takes you, the ability to communicate effectively or to inform and persuade an audience will be a tremendous asset that will open doors of opportunity and advance your career. With your associate degree, you can enter the work force as a valuable team member or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.