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Speech Communication

Dept. Chair:

Paul Duax




(916) 484-8653

Skills Employers Need 
The number one skill identified by employers is the ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written form. The number two skill identified by employers is the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Speech Communication courses can help you gain these vital skills.

Communication Studies A.A. for Transfer Degree
This degree provides a foundation for students to transfer to a CSU campus with a major in Communication, Speech Communication, Communications, or Communication Studies. The Associate in Arts degree in Communication Studies for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

Wage Data
California's Salary Surfer program uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines.

Program Type of Award Median Salary:
Two years before
Median Salary:
Two years after
Median Salary:
Five years after
Communication Degree $16,311 $20,326 $37,070