Speech Communication at Richland

Taking speech communication classes at Richland College is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.


As teachers of speech communication, we want to help you improve your skills in interpersonal, group and public communication. Our classes will also address listening skills, conflict resolution, and self-concept. Communication skills directly affect the quality of our lives; they contribute to successful relationships and help us succeed in careers. You can improve your communication skills and replace speaking apprehension with confident communication in a speech communication course.

Would you like to:

  • ask your boss for a raise?
  • ask your neighbor to stop his dog from barking?
  • ask questions in class?
  • tell your supervisor you cannot work overtime?
  • return your defective stereo to the store?
  • deliver a well-organized effective speech without stammering or shaking?
  • impress your co-workers with your ability to communicate clearly?
  • understand how cultural and gender differences impact communication?
  • take courses that transfer successfully to other colleges and universities?
  • take the course that is required for a DCCCD degree? (Answer: "Introduction to Speech Communication," SPCH 1311)

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then a speech class is for you.

Student Testimonials

"It was not only my favorite class I have EVER taken, but it was incredibly helpful in expanding my intellect, and also helpful in gaining knowledge in real world situations. I have never had a class like speech before. The curriculum revolves around me, the student, and how we as humans communicate. It is not simply getting up and speaking, that is just the surface of the class. I believe this kind of curriculum is incredibly important in the growth of a college student."