The National Association of Colleges and Employers rated "oral
communication" highest among attributes necessary in achieving professional
success. More and more businesses and occupations prefer to hire employees who
possess strong communication skills. There are opportunities for working in
corporate training, consulting, marketing, sales, public relations, human
resources, television, radio, telecommunications, and political campaigning.
A strong background in communication is also looked upon favorably by four-year
universities when evaluating applicants. In addition, effective communication
skills can assist in individual development and enhancement of human relations.
The Communications Studies Department at Foothill College offers a wide variety of courses, degrees, and special programs to meet the needs of our students. Whether you aspire to become a communication specialist, enhance your marketability in the workplace, or simply want to improve your people skills, our advisors can help you identify the right program to meet your needs. For more information call the division office at (650) 949-7262.
The Communication Studies Department offers the following Certificate and Major programs:
For additional information on the Foothill College Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Team contact Lauren Popell Velasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.