Communication Studies and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Programs at Red Rocks Community College

This program specializes in both Communication Studies and Communication Disorders.

Communication Studies

The field of Speech and Communication helps one to develop oral and written communication skills. Critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal skills and presentation skills are some of the concepts addressed. This program provides basic preparation leading to communication-related careers in organizations and corporations dealing with education, business, public service, tourism, journalism, public relations, politics, broadcasting and sales. Effective communication skills are integral to career success. Employers listed communication skills, a strong work ethic, teamwork skills, initiative and interpersonal skills, in that order, as the top characteristics they look for in new hires. The courses offered within the Communication Studies discipline aid students in the development of these vital characteristics.

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Employment of speech-language pathologists and audiologists is expected to grow rapidly because the expanding population in older age groups is prone to medical conditions that result in speech, language and hearing problems. RRCC is the first community college in the state of Colorado to prepare students to enter the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and has an articulation agreement with the University of Northern Colorado that allows a student to enter UNC's Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology Programs as a junior once the students had successfully completed an AA Degree with an emphasis in Communication Disorders at RRCC. Whether an individual wants to pursue a degree in this new program or become educated about language development in children, or hearing loss in the aging population, the exciting program offers an array of classes. Classes for this new Communication Disorders program will be offered this spring at the Lakewood campus. Also, online leveling classes are currently being offered.

Earn 3 transferable college credits in only two weeks this May

Earn 3 credits of transferable COM credit in only ten half-days with these interim courses. Classes begin before Summer session starts!

Classes Held May 16 - May 27, 2016

  • ​COM 125 001 (Interpersonal Communication)
  • COM 115 001 (Public Speaking)

Log in to The Rock to register for classes now. Hurry! The early bird catches the worm!


Associate of Arts: Communications Designated Degree

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer.


Career Paths / Options in Communication and Speech

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Training and Development
  • Labor Relations
  • Writing/Editing
  • Office Management
  • Guaranteed Transfer

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Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.  Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!