Though individuals who work in the public relations field as specialists generally have a bachelor’s degree, this 50-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.).
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)
CIS125H Writing Web Pages (2) (F)
WR121: English Comp/Intro to Argument (4) (F,W,S,Su)
VC130 Layout Basics (3) (F)
BA 238: Professional Selling (3) (F)
J215: Journalism Production (2) (F,W,S)
SP105 Listening (4) (W,S,Su)
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (4) (F,W,S,Su)
SP112: Persuasive Speech (3) (W,S)
MTH98 Math Literacy (4) (F,W)
Approved Elective (3) from the list of Approved Electives in the UCC catalog, p. 114
J205 Intro to Public Relations (3) (S)
BA 223: Principles of Marketing (3) (S)
J211: Intro to Mass Comm (3) (S)
SP112 Persuasive Speech (4) (W,S)
BA253: Social Media Marketing (3) (S)
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Public Relations Specialist
Average Wage: $15.49 - 45.39 per hr.
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Average Wage: $20.93 - 70.86 per hr.
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
- Communications Specialist in Organizations Pathway Certificate
- Public Relations Communication Assistant Pathway Certificate
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