Speech Communication

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About the Program

The Speech Communication program at Rock Valley College provides students with training in public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and gender communication. The Speech Department guides the student in the creation and maintenance of professional and personal relationships and stresses the importance of effective communication in all relationships.

A goal of the Speech Department is to emphasize three important communication skills:

    1. Develop a deeper understanding of the role diversity plays in the communications we create and consume.
    2. Develop critical thinking skills while learning to distinguish between credible and false messages (social media, internet, face-to-face.
    3. Develop the skills of competent communicators in a variety of contexts (public address, small groups, interpersonal, intercultural, corporate/business).

Achieving these competencies are critical to the success of an individual in their professional and personal worlds. 

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

The Speech Communication degree can lead students toward a variety of career paths including public relations, advertising, marketing, teaching, social media manager/editor, content creator, broadcasting, sales, on-air talent, brand strategist, event planning, and many more. 

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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