Speech and Communication Studies Department
The Department of Speech and Communication Studies serves all other college departments and prepares students for four-year colleges and universities by providing required courses in speech and communication. Our courses are designed to foster students' appreciation for the centrality and complexity of communication, to build confidence in their ability to communicate effectively, and to promote their sense of responsibility for communicating capably. The ultimate goal of our program is to develop sensitive and adaptable communicators, in sending and in responding to messages.
Although we do not offer a major in Speech and Communication Studies, our department offers a Transfer Plan. We have an Academic Track for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree or a minor in Speech and Communication Studies, and there is an Occupational Track for students completing a two-year degree program who are interested in maximizing their proficiency in speech and communication to enhance their occupational prospects, performance, and flexibility.
For those students seeking speech and communication experience beyond the Lane Community College campus confines, our department sponsors a speech and debate team, LCC Forensics.
Lane Community College offers a variety of professional/technical degrees and transfer degrees, each with different speech and communication studies requirements. If you are a transfer student and considering further studies in Speech and Communication, you must work closely with a Lane academic advisor as well as an academic advisor at your transfer school. The Speech and Communication Studies Department does not offer credit by assessment (CBA) or credit by experience (CBE) to replace required courses.