Welcome! The LACC Department of Communication Studies is committed to student learning, academic success and life long skills with knowledge gained from our diverse discipline. Our faculty are dedicated to helping students develop and improve their understanding of the ever-expanding ways in which we all communicate within and across various channels, contexts, and cultures.


The Communication Studies Department promotes the effective practice of human communication with foundational coursework in communication theory, practical exploration and skills development, augmented with course options that add dimension and depth to the student’s understanding of the discipline. Students in any field of study will benefit from our courses.

Our department is proud to offer motivated students the opportunity:

  • to earn an Associate Degree for Transfer in Communication Studies;
  • to compete on a nationally recognized Forensics Speech and Debate Team;
  • to improve their skill for speaking Standard American English provided by our own speech clinic.


A survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers ranked communication skills as the #1 attribute they seek in potential employees. Moreover, the Chicago Tribune reported all college graduates should successfully complete communication courses in order "to obtain and enhance their communication skills" making them a commodity to potential employers.