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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 communication skills in a variety of course offerings.

Students in any field of study will benefit from Communication Studies courses.

Our department is proud to offer motivated students the opportunity:

  • To meet several General Education requirements for transfer.
  • To earn an Associate Degree for Transfer in Communication Studies.
  • To compete on a nationally recognized Forensics Speech and Debate Team.

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


The Communication Studies Department is located on the 2nd floor of Jefferson Hall.

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Sarah Crachiolo-Garcia, Department Chair

Office Jefferson Hall 312
Email: @email