The Communications Department instructs and supports students to learn and apply communication skills and theories. We introduce students to the field of communications and to the opportunities for competent communication in personal and professional settings. By the modeling and practice of communication skills, we promote our students' ability to express themselves clearly, to listen actively, to think critically, to discuss academic material thoughtfully, to present ideas and information effectively, and to advocate for themselves competently.
Students pursuing an Associate degree may choose an academic concentration in Communications or Media Studies.
The Communications Department Award goes to the student who has excelled in the development of communications skills in the context of academic work: as demonstrated by initiative, progress, attitude, diligence, and achievement of course objectives.
The Dianne Wood Communications Award goes to the student who has not only excelled academically in communications, but who has also gone beyond and applied these skills to transform personally and thereby contributing to the college community as a whole.
Communications Department Chair