Communication Studies

Do you like writing, public speaking or managing a team? Are you interested in a career in communications?

DVC’s communication studies program is a great start! We offer instruction and practice in a variety of settings to help you develop the communication skills necessary for personal and professional success. This is a growing industry! The ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written form and to work effectively as a member of a group are skills in high demand by employers.

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Career Opportunities

The communication studies program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Media (TV, Film, Podcast, Radio)
  • Advertising
  • Press Secretary/Campaign Director
  • Social Media/Content Creator
  • College Professor
  • Speech-writer
  • Public Defender

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with a communication studies degree and/or certificate. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.