Recent studies confirm that employers continue to highly favor individuals with strong communication skills when hiring and promoting. The Department of Communication offers courses that will enhance your ability to effectively exchange messages when interacting with others in various situations. Students will gain experience delivering public presentations as well as develop useful skills for personal and professional relationships.

The department offers an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Communication for students interested in transferring to Oregon State University with the intention of majoring in Communication. To do this, students should enroll in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) and take classes at both LBCC and OSU.

Students may also choose the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, which will prepare them for transfer to any state university. Students should work with an advisor to make sure they are taking the correct classes.