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What will I learn?

Four areas of general studies speech courses transfer toward a variety of majors at most major universities and colleges:

  • Interpersonal Communication – how to apply listening, nonverbal communication, self-perception and cultural awareness to small group and one-on-one situations
  • Public Speaking – how to prepare and effectively deliver oral presentations before an audience
  • Personal Communication – how to apply the principles of interpersonal and public speaking in a variety of contexts
  • Intercultural Communication – how to use sociology, psychology and anthropology to better communicate in cross-cultural situations

If you’re looking for a more rigorous experience, you can enroll in the Honors Public Speaking class. Work with like-minded peers or set up an individual one-hour Honors contract in Interpersonal Communication or Intercultural Communication to:

  • Learn interesting aspects of communication theory
  • Present your work to a wider audience
  • Receive greater one-on-one mentorship from faculty

Why JCCC?

We can give you four great reasons:

  1. Pick the classroom format that works best for you: face-to-face, online or a hybrid class that combines the best of both formats.
  2. Join a debate team that is consistently rated among the top programs in the country, even when compared to some of the nation’s best four-year schools. 
  3. Connect with other students half a world away in our international partnership program with Udmurt State University (UdSU), in Izhevsk, Russia. Learn about Russian culture through online classes with UdSU students as they in turn learn from you. Get real-world experience building your international communication skills.
  4. Compete in our Public Speaking Showcase, held each May, for prizes, bragging rights and résumé building.
Ready to take the next step? Apply now

Enrolling in Communication Studies courses at JCCC is an excellent first step toward earning a four-year degree in communication studies or any other career path you pursue. The ability to communicate effectively gives you an outstanding advantage in any career — and in life. A strong grasp of the basics of interpersonal communication, argumentation and persuasion, organizational communication and intercultural communication can help you succeed in the global job market. 


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

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Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.