Welcome to the Foothill College Speech and Debate website!

Did you know that a certificate in speech communications can help enhance your resume and job opportunities? Employers today really value candidates with strong verbal skills. Take a look at some of the great classes offered under Speech Communications.

Other classes taught Professor Velasco:

  • Speech 1A
  • Speech 1B
  • Speech 30
  • Speech 35
  • Speech 53
  • Speech 54
  • Speech 301 - What is this class? Find out.

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Website developed by Eytihia Arges - VividHues.com, in coordination with Lauren Velasco - Professor Speech Communications, Foothill College.

FAQ's - Get answers now!

Q: Why do people call it Forensics instead of Speech and Debate?

A: There's no difference. Forensics is the formal term for this area of study. We call it Speech and Debate because it's more readily recognized by the public.