Public Relations

Cambrian College's Public Relations program is right up your alley if:

  • You want a program that puts you on the path to both an advanced diploma AND a degree
  • You're a talker and/or a great listener
  • You love socializing and people love you
  • You give great relationship advice
  • You are totally creative
  • You love to write and you're good at it

Students in Cambrian's Public Relations program learn the ropes of the public relations industry and put their natural abilities to work preparing for an exciting and growing profession. Classes, labs, hands-on work, and a seven-week field placement help students gain the range of skills they need to be great communicators, including:

  • Media relations
  • Event planning and execution
  • Speechwriting and presenting
  • Writing for web, social media, print and broadcast
  • Photography and podcast production
  • Strategic communications planning

Graduates of the program have a portfolio of professional-grade work to showcase to potential employers and may also consider completing a university degree program in communications. For example, graduates may complete their four-year BA in Communications at Laurentian University with only one additional year of study.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Media relations officer
  • Event planner
  • Speech writer
  • Writer for web, social media, print, and broadcast
  • Podcast producer
  • Strategic communications

Cambrian College is a member of both the Canadian Public Relations Society and the International Association of Business Communicators. Students are encouraged to consider purchasing a student membership in these professional associations.

Plan your future

Next Session start

September 2017

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Graduate in 2020*

*Minimum Full time length is 3 years