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Speech Communication Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Learn top tips for public speaking from our distinguished faculty through the speech communication degree program.

  • Overview

    Does the thought of speaking in front of people make your nerves take over?

    In today’s world of constant communication, the ability to effectively deliver information is a skill that can be used in a number of career fields including teaching, public service, broadcasting, business management, theater, speech pathology or the ministry.

    Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in arts in speech communication.. In this associate degree program, you will learn techniques for gathering information and making dynamic presentations. Public speaking, interpersonal communications and oral interpretation are the major courses in this program, designed to help you understand audiences and fine-tune your speaking skills.

    After graduating, you can transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your education and then enter the job market.

  • Overview

    Does the thought of speaking in front of people make your nerves take over?

    In today’s world of constant communication, the ability to effectively deliver information is a skill that can be used in a number of career fields including teaching, public service, broadcasting, business management, theater, speech pathology or the ministry.

    Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in arts in speech communication.. In this associate degree program, you will learn techniques for gathering information and making dynamic presentations. Public speaking, interpersonal communications and oral interpretation are the major courses in this program, designed to help you understand audiences and fine-tune your speaking skills.

    After graduating, you can transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your education and then enter the job market.

  • Highlights

    Build Your Confidence in Public Speaking With the Right Tools From OCCC

    Our faculty understand the importance of creating confident public speakers. That’s why at Oklahoma City Community College, we have developed a new, technology-incorporated speech lab for our students. Located in the Arts and Humanities Building, the speech lab offers students the opportunity to practice speeches and presentations after recording them. You can view your speech immediately in the lab or take it with you on a USB drive.

    In addition, some student speeches are recorded in class on a laptop/camera system using a flash drive that students can take home with them. Practice speeches can also be recorded using the iPad2 and sent directly to your student email address. By viewing speech recordings, you can learn so much more – often acting as your own toughest critic.

  • Degree Options

    Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in arts in speech communication.

    After completing this associate degree program, it’s best to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. However, an associate degree in speech communication can still open up many job opportunities.

  • Courses

    Speech Communication Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll take the following courses if you major in speech communication:

    • Voice and Speech Improvement
    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Introduction to Theatre
    • Acting for the Camera
    • Introduction to Public Speaking
    • General Education Electives
    • Approved Support Electives
    • Approved Humanities Electives

    OCCC’s online course catalog includes full details on all your required college classes. Check out class availability and map out your schedule today!

  • Faculty
    Julie Corff

    Julie Corff


    Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator

    I have taught for 23 years Communication courses, trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, etc... I have taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC full time going on 8 years. I was asked to speak and teach at Harvard University as well. My heart is to make a difference in the lives of my OCCC students!

     
    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert

    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert


    Professor of Mass Media Communications

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Brent Noel

    Brent Noel


    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Introduced to theatre at an early age as “The Third Pig” in the Whittier Elementary production of The Three Little Pigs.  He has gone on to star in such memorable roles as Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Judas (Jesus Christ, Superstar!) and John (Oleanna).  Brent has directed a variety of theatrical forms including Shakespeare, musicals, opera, modern comedy, contemporary tragedy, and Greek comedy.  He studied Theatre of the Oppressed with its creator, Augusto Boal, and is continuing that tradition of interactive theatre at OCCC.                

     
  • After OCCC

    Careers for Speech Communication Majors

    If you decide not to continue your education at a four-year college or university, you could still enter the workforce with your associate degree in arts in speech communication and become a:

    • Politician
    • Lobbyist
    • Business Manager
    • Salesman
    • Minister
    • Motivational Speaker
    • Trainer
    • Teacher

    Are you ready to move forward with your career in public speaking? Complete your online community college admissions application today!

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