The National Association of Colleges and Employers rated "oral communication" highest among attributes necessary in achieving professional success. More and more businesses and occupations prefer to hire employees who possess strong communication skills. There are opportunities for working in corporate training, consulting, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, television, radio, telecommunications, and political campaigning. A strong background in communication is also looked upon favorably by four-year universities when evaluating applicants. In addition, effective communication skills can assist in individual development and enhancement of human relations.

The Communications Studies Department at Foothill College offers a wide variety of courses, degrees, and special programs to meet the needs of our students. Whether you aspire to become a communication specialist, enhance your marketability in the workplace, or simply want to improve your people skills, our advisors can help you identify the right program to meet your needs. For more information call the division office at (650) 949-7262.

The Communication Studies Department offers the following Certificate and Major programs:

For additional information on the Foothill College Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Team contact Lauren Popell Velasco at velascolauren@foothill.edu.

Fine Arts & Communication

Art History
Krause Center For Innovation
Theatre Arts
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