Speech Communication

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Fine Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Speech Communication program?

The Speech Communication Program combines applied, practical knowledge with the art and theory of communication. The need to communicate effectively is important in every personal and professional relationship. Speech is also a core requirement for almost every degree program.

What will I learn?

Communication is what makes us human. When someone majors in Speech Communication, they can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both face to face and computer mediated. Communication skills are vital to successful human interaction. Course topics include leadership skills, group dynamics, effective interviewing techniques, interpersonal relations, public speaking, using your voice effectively, oral interpretation, and conflict resolution. 

What can I do with this course of study?

A major in Speech Communication allows for flexibility in looking for employment. A person with this focus has limitless career possibilities. Communication skills are valued in personnel training, advertising, hotel management, political consulting, law, teaching, higher education administration, speech-writing, business, public relations, technical communication, and radio/television/online broadcasting.

Last updated 5/18/2021

What's special about our program?

Students in the communication program engage in real-world application through various class group projects, participation in communication workshops, and SpeakOUT, a semester event featuring student speakers. The department sponsors a nationally ranked competitive Speech Team. SAC students compete with other college and university students in public speaking and oral interpretation events. Scholarships are available for communication majors every semester.

Communication skills are vital to successful human interaction. 

Scholarship Information
Deadline to Apply is Thursday, April 21, 2022

Dr. Barbara Strain and Dr. John F. Skinner
Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Barbara Strain and Dr. John F. Skinner Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of two beloved faculty members who devoted many years of their life to the students of this department. In the spirit of Dr. Strain and Dr. Skinners’ contributions to and support of speech communication and theatre, this scholarship is designed to reward the academic achievements of speech and theatre majors at San Antonio College who are in financial need.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Must be a Speech/Drama Major
Must have a 2.0 or above GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your Major
Interview with a committee member- Ronnie Watson or Jolinda Ramsey
Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours)
Enrolled in at least one Speech/Drama course each semester
Completion of Scholarship Application, including one letter of recommendation.

Application Process (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered :

  1. Click here to download an application form or get an application from the Theatre or Speech Communication Coordinator through email request. Faculty members in Theatre and Speech Communication will also be able to help you secure an application form.
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  3. Write your one page personal statement.
  4. Get one letter of recommendation from a Drama or Speech instructor from whom you either took a class from, or who has supervised you work in a theatrical production or speech activity.
  5. Submit your scholarship application through email, including the one letter of recommendation before the deadline to Mandy Derfler: aderfler@alamo.edu

Ron Lucke Scholarship
Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Must be a declared Theatre or Speech Communication Major.
Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your major.
Must interview with a Theatre or Speech Communication faculty or staff member and have them complete and sign reference form.
Must complete at least 9 hours each semester.
Must complete Scholarship Application and Reference form. 
For Theatre, the student must demonstrate a commitment to their craft by participating in both semester productions either acting and/or crew.
For Speech Communication, the student must demonstrate a commitment to the discipline by participating in speech activities.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application Process (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered :

  1. Click here to download an application or obtain an application from the Theatre or Speech Communication Coordinator through email request. Faculty members in Theatre and Speech Communication will also be able to help you secure an application form.
  2. Virtually meet with a Speech Communication/Theatre Faculty or Staff whom you would like to serve as a scholarship reference. Faculty/Staff member must sign reference section of scholarship application. 
  3. Submit your scholarship application through email, including reference signature from the Speech Communication/Theatre faculty or staff, before the appropriate deadline to Mandy Derfler: aderfler@alamo.edu
Degrees and Certificates
Speech Faculty & Staff

Speech Faculty

Ashley L. Click

Speech Coordinator

McFA 209

210-486-0481

Aclick3@alamo.edu

Justin M. Blacklock

Speech Team Director

McFA 211

210-486-0479

jblacklock@alamo.edu

Jeffrey A. Hunt

Speech Faculty

McFA 221

210-486-0487

Jhunt1@alamo.edu

Jolinda L. Ramsey

Speech Faculty

McFA 209

210-486-0496

jramsey@alamo.edu

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Speech Adjunct Faculty

Tony L. Anderson

tanderson@alamo.edu

Richard A. O’Neal

roneal3@alamo.edu

Laura Y. Haygood

lhaygood2@alamo.edu

Jessica D. Torres

jdeleon23@alamo.edu 

Staff

Academic Unit Assistant:

 

 

 

Mandy Derfler   

210-486-0258

aderfler@alamo.edu

MCFA 105

 

 

Contact Us:

Mary Mena
Interim Chair
mmena@alamo.edu

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