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Public Relations Specialist

One-year Certificate

Though individuals who work in the public relations field as specialists generally have a bachelor’s degree, this 48-credit certificate may lead to some entry-level public relations positions (e.g., assisting with event coordination or meeting planning, developing marketing tools and press releases, etc.) or related areas in marketing and sales.


Public Relations Specialist
Average Wage: $15.49 - 45.39 per hr.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Average Wage: $20.93 - 70.86 per hr.

Marketing Managers
Average Wage: $24.36 - 78.83 per hr.

Advertising and Promotion Managers
Average Wage: $19.58 - 54.79 per hr.

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Other Certificates at UCC

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Paula Usrey - Contact
Associate Professor, Communication
Phone: 541-440-4647

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