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Speech Communication

Associate in Arts (610)

The Communication Studies program seeks to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the nature of human communication, the symbol systems by which it functions, the environments in which it occurs, its media, and its effects. This program focuses on communication interaction between individuals and the impact each has on the other.  Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree before transfer.

Students should be computer literate. Computer skills may be acquired before or early in the college experience.

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Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Patricia Fulfs, Professor of Communication, 815/835-6224; Paul Edleman, Professor of Speech/Political Science, 815/835-6265;. Noel Berkey, Assistant Professor of English, 815/835-6207

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $8,448.00 $21,632.00 $24,000.00
Fees $896.00 $896.00 $896.00
Course Fees * $26.00 * $26.00 * $26.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,370.00 $22,554.00 $24,922.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.