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Communication and Speech Degrees

The Communication and Speech program offers the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
  • Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Communication Studies (Speech & Communication)

Associate of Arts with an emphasis in 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.

Completion of the following courses is intended to be appropriate for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in Communication.

The student is encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor prior to beginning any program of study.

Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Communication Disorders

This program is designed to provide the student for orientation into a course of study in the Communication Disorders area. It is the intent of this program to better prepare the student who would like to pursue an undergraduate degree in the Hearing Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology areas. It is highly recommended that the student consult a faculty advisor before beginning this course of study. Many Speech Language Pathology & Audiology online leveling courses are offered.

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Academic Excellence (Program Highlights)

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The Communication Disorders program at RRCC is the only one of its type at the community college level in the state of Colorado. Students who want to pursue careers in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology have the opportunity to complete some of the prerequisites for this profession.

The courses, many which are offered in an online format, attract students from around the world. The faculty members, who teach in this program hold Graduate Degrees, have clinical experience in their respective fields and stay current in their fields, through research, participation in conferences and involvement in professional organizations.

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All of the faculty members in the Communication Studies Department hold Masters or Doctorate Degrees in the Communication field and remain current in their fields through research, participation in conferences and involvement in professional organizations.

Career Paths / Options in Communication and Speech

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Labor Relations
  • Writing/Editing
  • Office Management
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Public Affairs
  • Development
  • Media Analysis/Planning
  • Creative Directing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Audience Analysis
  • Public Opinion Research
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Producing
  • Managing/Directing
  • Research
  • Media Sales
  • Administration
  • Program Coordination
  • Grant Writing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Public Information
  • Campaigning
  • Programming
  • Legislative Assistance
  • Research
  • Lobbying
  • Conflict Negotiation
  • Law Assistance
  • Prosecution
  • Defense
  • Contractual
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Government
  • Mediation
  • Lobbying
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Student Support Services

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that- prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information.) The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.