Speech Communication

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name Janene Davison
Title Associate Professor of Speech
Room N-322
Program Area Communications
Phone 409-944-1329
Email jdavison@gc.edu
Admin Support Jo Ann Palomo Ext. 317
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name Deon Botha

Elvia Bytautas

Ext 220

Your Pathway

Speech Communication Department

Degree Plan

In our tough economy job seekers need an edge – something that makes them stand out from other candidates. And according to the 2011 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, strong verbal communication skills were at the top of employer wish lists. Whether you’re seeking to improve your skills through a single class, or trying to pursue a career in communications, the classes offered in the speech communication department at Galveston College will help you achieve your goal.

What is the Role of a Speech Communication Major?

Students who choose to pursue an Associates of Arts in speech communication will take the basic core curriculum as well as speech classes. Upon completion of this degree plan, students will be well situated to transfer to most four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere.

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Careers

Most mid-size to large companies have communication professionals on staff to help the organization communicate effectively with internal and external audiences. Communication staff can perform corporate training, and act as a spokesperson for an organization. Advertising, public relations, corporate communications, education, law, politics, and many other careers have a foundation in the field of speech communications.

Mission

The goal of the Speech Department at Galveston College is to help students become competent communicators. Speech is a practical field of study, and courses are designed to facilitate recognition of existing communication styles, improve communication skills, and then to transfer that knowledge into practical application. The program emphasizes the need to recognize and accommodate diversity in written and spoken forms of communication, and teaches students to use critical thinking skills to evaluate the receiver and context of the message, and then to adapt communication appropriately.