Effective communication is essential in every personal and professional relationship. Studying the nature of communication is essential to learning how to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. The Department of Speech at Cisco College introduces students to concepts of communication theory while emphasizing practical applications. Courses cover all aspects of communication: verbal, non-verbal, written, and aural. Students are guided toward critical thought as they create, revise, and deliver a variety of presentations.

Students interested in Speech as a major or minor after transferring to a 4-year university are encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts Degree in general studies that includes elective credits in the areas of Speech, English, and Foreign Language. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for detailed course information.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Communication Specialist
    • Educator
    • Journalist
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Producer
    • Public Relations Specialist
    • Social Media Coordinator
  • Salary Information

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  • Associate of Arts, General Studies - Speech Communication

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I3ENGL 1302 Composition II3
    HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
    Life & Physical Sciences *4Life & Physical Sciences *4
    Mathematics **3SPCH 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speaking ***3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking ***3Social & Behavioral Sciences *3
    Total Hours16Total Hours16

    Sophomore Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 2322 or ENGL 2327 or ENGL 23323Creative Arts *3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government3GOVT 2306 Texas Government3
    Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
    HIST 2321 or HIST 23223Core Curriculum Elective *3
    Core Curriculum Elective *3
    Total Hours16Total Hours13

    * See Core Curriculum course options.
    ** Students should consult their intended transfer institution's program requirements before choosing a math course.
    *** Field of Study courses.

Meet the Faculty

Crystal Rolison

Professor of Speech
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4422

Curriculum Vitae

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Sarah Pitts

Language & Communication Division Chair
Professor of Speech & Sociology

Abilene Campus

Curriculum Vitae