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.

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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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  • Courses

    Cisco College offers two communication courses:

    Speech 1315 - Public Speaking
    Speech 1321 - Business and Professional Speaking

    Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associates of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for a speech-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula. However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp. & Rhet.3ENGL 1302 Eng. Comp. & Rhet.3
    HIST 1301 Hist. of U.S. to Reconstruction3HIST 1302 Hist. of U.S. since Reconstruction3
    Life & Physical Sciences4Life & Physical Sciences4
    MATH 1314 College Algebra3SPCH 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speaking3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking3Social & Behavioral Sciences3
    Total Hours16Total Hours16

    Sophomore Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    American, British or World Lit.3Creative Arts3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Govt.3GOVT 2306 Texas Govt.3
    Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
    HIST 2321 or 2322 Hist. of World Civ.3Component Area Elective3
    Component Area Elective3
    Total Hours16Total Hours13

    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.

Meet the Faculty

Crystal Rolison

Professor of Speech
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4422

Curriculum Vitae