Faculty: Patrick Daugherty, Fred Metzger (FS); Nikki Poppen-Eagan, Joshua Potter (PY)
Students interested in communications most frequently request a curriculum which will prepare them for work in the broadcast industry. Most four-year college broadcast programs offer emphasis in three general areas: business/management, “on-the-air” aspects and advertising. Speech majors also specialize in two other areas: interpersonal communications and rhetoric and public address. Pierce College’s curriculum provides a basic background to enable students to determine their preferred focus upon transferring to a four-year institution.
Students planning to transfer are served best by completing a two-year AA-DTA degree at Pierce College. However, students should contact the transfer institution regarding specific course requirements of that institution.
Pierce College also offers classes in American Sign Language, the natural mode of communication for millions of deaf Americans, and the third most common language in the United States. Students may take American Sign Language for either Speech or World Language credit.