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The ability to communicate effectively gives you an outstanding advantage in any career — and in life. Whether you are speaking to a large group or one on one, the basics of interpersonal communication, argumentation and persuasion, organizational communication, and intercultural communication can help you succeed in the global job market.

Communication skills, whether in public or in a one-on-one setting, are some of the most prized abilities in the global job market. These skills will help you achieve your goals in any career. Enrolling in Speech Department courses are also a perfect first step in getting a four-year degree in Communication.

The Speech Department offers four general education courses that transfer toward a variety of other majors at most major universities and colleges. They are:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Additionally, the JCCC Speech Department offers exciting curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Consider pursuing these challenges to strengthen your skills and have fun doing it.

  • Join our nationally-ranked Debate program
  • Sign up for Honors classes and complete special projects
  • Compete in a Public Speaking Showcase
  • Participate in an international partnership program

Discover other communications-related activities from your instructor.

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