Public Relations

Public Relations Communication Assistant

Pathway Certificate

This certificate represents 18 credit hours of completed course work that applies to entry level public relations or communication-related jobs in marketing, sales, journalism and advertising. Students who complete this certificate will have demonstrated skills in media writing, listening, persuasive message development, and critical thinking. They will also have demonstrated skills in analyzing the needs of different audiences, applying relevant theories to communication tasks, and understanding the history and influence of mass media.

Courses

Courses are listed in the terms students should consider taking them in order to complete the certificate in one year. The terms that courses are offered at UCC are given in ( ) after each course.

Fall

J251 Writing for the Media (3) (F)
J215: Journalism Production (2) (F,W,S)

Winter

SP105 Listening (4) (W,S,Su)
SP112: Persuasive Speech (3) (W,S)

Spring

J205 Intro to Public Relations (3) (S)
J211: Intro to Mass Comm (3) (S)

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Step 1

Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Engineering programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Careers

Production, Planning, Expediting Clerks
Average Wage: $13.38 - 28.32 per hr.

Receptionists and Information Clerks
Average Wage: $9.26 - 17.64 per hr.

Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
Average Wage: $13.74 - 28.73 per hr.

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Catalog Info

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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

Contact

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.

Amy Fair - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Humanities
Phone: 541-440-4649