Welcome to Speech

Communication is a learned skill.  While most people have the physical ability to talk, we must learn to speak well and communicate effectively. The speech discipline at Del Mar offers a variety of courses focusing on how to acquire effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills and how to improve these skills through practice and evaluation. 

Courses offered during fall, spring, maymester, and summer include: Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Speech, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, Small Group Communication, and Oral Interpretation.

Trained staff and multiple instructional tools are available to aid all students in our RECResources for Excellence in Communication Center (located in MC 211).

Students receiving an Associate’s Degree in the discipline of Speech are able to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of  career choices that  include business, education, government, health, law, and social services.  Individuals who began their speech education at Del Mar have become successful college professors, attorneys, human resource directors and training managers.

Students pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Speech or Special Education are advised by speech faculty

For more information regarding courses, resources, faculty, and/or degree plans, please call or e-mail the Department of Communication, Languages, and Reading.  We look forward to meeting with you.