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Welcome to the LACC Communication Studies Department

The LACC Department of Communication Studies is committed to student learning, academic success and the development of life-long skills acquired from our diverse discipline. Our faculty is 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 Communication Studies 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 Standard American English speaking skills at 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.

Mission Statement

The LACC Communication Studies Department seeks to integrate education and research to develop individual skills for public speaking through a transfer program leading to a degree in addition to providing training in informal conversations, improving interpersonal relationships, interacting with individuals from other cultures, and solving problems in groups in order to reach sound decisions.

Department Info

Office Hours and Location

The Communication Studies department is currently closed while classes remain online. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:


Sarah Crachiolo-Garcia, Department Chair