Communication skills — listening, writing and speaking — are invaluable in every career field, and form the foundation for success throughout life.

It might seem like communication is a hybrid of English and mass communication. In a way it is, although Waubonsee’s Communication Program has a broad scope that makes it an appropriate starting point for numerous career paths in almost any industry, as well as a springboard to a bachelor’s degree.

Studying Communication at Waubonsee

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Waubonsee’s passionate educators each have a specialized focus, from public speaking and marketing to corporate, digital and intercultural communication. Their excellent and practical classroom instruction blends traditional learning, applied technology and real-world experience — which means you learn valuable workplace skills. Our small classes also mean that in addition to receiving personal attention, you meet and learn with new people from diverse backgrounds, engaging your communication skills at the highest levels.

Working in Communication

Communication permeates everything — from the way every message is conveyed to the nature of professional and personal relationships. Working in communication gets to the heart of humanity and society at their most essential level. Communication professionals confidently manage conflict, share stories and news, and work to bring people and ideas together. Whether applied in marketing, public relations, media or other professions, exceptional communication skills are among the most valuable personal resources you can develop.

Transfer Guide

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With proper planning, our transfer degrees can take you anywhere, but check
out this guide (pdf) for specific course recommendations for select area four-year schools.

Meet Your Faculty


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Costs and Payments


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