About Speech Communication
The power to persuade 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.
Our Associate degree program in Speech Communication helps you develop the confidence and skills to be an effective public speaker. Our instructors teach in small classes and cultivate a friendly environment that helps you focus and learn to engage your audience. You’ll learn how to prepare a speech, analyze an audience, and sharpen the listening and non-verbal skills that are critical to interpersonal communication. We’ll also teach you how present as a member of a business team and perfect your delivery with pronunciation and auditory analysis techniques. We even offer courses in exact English signing for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.
Wherever your professional life takes you, the ability to communicate effectively to inform and persuade an audience will be a tremendous asset that will open doors of opportunity and advance your career.
Your degree in Speech Communication can lead to a career in:
- Communication Education
- Electronic Media
- Public Relations
- Performing Arts
- Social and Human Services