Public Relations – Graduate Certificate

World-renowned business mogul Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” In just eight months, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively, build relationships, and manage internal and external forces in order to maintain and enhance reputations for all types and sizes of organizations.

You will learn the ropes of the public relations industry through classes, labs, and hands-on assignments and gain the range of skills you need to be a great communicator, 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

This program is delivered as a combination of online or virtual courses, classroom experiences, and practical experiences, giving you the flexibility to learn from the convenience of your home community.

 

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Media relations officer
  • Event planner
  • Speechwriter
  • Strategic communications planner
  • Marketing specialist
  • Communications/information officer

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

Program starts

January 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning
  • Graduate opportunity

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Chromebook or higher with Intel Celeron N3060 – N3150 OR
  • PC with operating system Windows 10 (preferred), with 64-bit Intel or AMD multicore processor, Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 400
  • RAM: 4 GB (minimum for Chromebook), 8 GB or 16 GB (for PC with Windows 10)
  • Storage: 16 GB – 32 GB SSD (for Chromebook), 100 GB free with 10 GB minimum for software installs
  • Screen size: 11.6-inch, HD (1,366 x 768)
  • Software: MS Office 2016, including Excel, MS Project (VDI), Sage50 (VDI)

Required software will be provided by Cambrian College. Instruction on how to obtain software will be provided to you. Some software that you may access as part of your program may not be compatible with every device. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

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