Speech Communication

The speech communication program at COCC changes people's lives by giving them the understanding and skills they need to be more effective and empowered in the workplace, as well as friendship and family settings.

You can find additional information for transfer students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in speech communications on page 75 of the COCC 2017-18 Catalog.

Communications - Journalism Degree Program Description

Please view descriptions of Speech Program Classes.

Speech Communication Faculty:

Speech program coordinator: Justin Borowsky
Michael Artus, Jon Bouknight, Jim Hofman, Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman, and Anne Zmyslinski-Seelig.

Speech Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between self-presentation and feedback in personal, social, or public settings.

  2. Students will interpret and use nonverbal messages to enhance the effectiveness of their messages.

  3. Students will analyze, orally and/or in writing, their own and other students' communication behaviors.

  4. Students will exhibit technical skill in the construction of targeted messages.

  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the way situational variables, including personal history, ethical choices, and the socio-cultural environment impact the meaning of shared messages.

  6. Students will apply a range of decoding strategies to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of verbal and nonverbal messages.

Student Learning Outcomes for individual speech courses.