Public Relations

Public Relations Communication Assistant

Pathways 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 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.


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


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


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


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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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