The Department of Communication Studies at Orange Coast College is a comprehensive program with offerings ranging from traditional rhetoric and public speaking to modern communication studies.
The department has several long-standing traditions:
- Individualized, face-to-face instruction, honoring the needs of students with support and encouragement.
- Our decades-long history of national success in speech & debate competition, including six state and seven national championships.
- Special concern with building teachers for the future. Many speech & debate programs in California and around the country boast former students and associates of our team as their coaches.
- Committed involvement in campus-wide issues.
We look forward to continuing to serve our diverse student body and engendering a critical approach to understanding the communication processes that affect us every day.