Why study Communication?

Centered on widely applicable skills and concepts that promote understanding and connection with others, Communication at COCC offers meaningful, empowering lessons through a deep range of study. Coursework explores cultural mindfulness, public speaking, performing and theater, mediation, group dynamics, and effective teamwork.

"Intercultural Communications was a specific class in Communication at COCC that proved extra-meaningful to me when it comes to the lessons learned and overall class experience."

Taylor Forsberg, intelligence analyst and COCC graduate

For careers, these essential "soft skills” translate into enhanced employability; for personal lives, they can initiate personal growth and well-being. With inspiring faculty, Communication students develop the abilities to meet and navigate future life challenges while gaining new insights into the world — and people — around them.

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Program-Specific Information

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in communication includes courses that are commonly required for the major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities.

Unique Features



Career Information

Career and educational possibilities in communication.

Career and Educational Possibilities


Student Stories

Testimonials from Communication students and graduates.

Student and Alumni Stories


Lilly Ann Linford-Foreman

Learn about faculty backgrounds and expertise.

Faculty Profiles


Fine Arts and Communication Department
Department Directory

Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman
Department Chair
Professor of Theatre/Speech

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