Saddleback College won its first national championship, not in a sports arena, but in a speaker's forum. Since capturing this national title in 1982, forensics students have won numerous regional and state speech and debate competitions, and have consistently placed in the top 10 in national tournaments. Saddleback's forensics program teaches students how to express themselves effectively, concisely, and with confidence, all of which lead to success in the classroom, the job interview, and the work place. Effective public speaking and debate skills are particularly helpful to students considering careers in law, politics, business, and mass communications.
Speech Instructor/Team Co-Director
Speech Instructor/Team Coach
Speech Instructor/Department Chair
For details on how to participate on the Saddleback College Forensics Team, contact Larry Radden at (949) 582-4909 or Heidi Ochoa at 949-582-4404.
Students with an AA in Communication Studies will better understand ethical ways of interacting through enhanced awareness.
Students with an AA in Communication Studies will be able to effectively communicate in front of audiences.
Students with an AA in Communication Studies will be proficient in research and citation technique.
Graduates of Communication Studies will have the ability to correctly apply communication theories to enhance the quality of their interactions in their everyday lives.