Program Summary

Public Speaking (SPCH 1315) is part of the core curriculum and is therefore required for Associate of Arts Degree-seeking students. Students pursuing a speech communication major at a university should consider majoring in Communication while at Hill.


Communications Education Plan

Speech/Communication Degree 
Associate of Arts 
60 Credit Hours 

Syllabus Search  

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.


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Brad Stevens 
Program Coordinator

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