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Public Relations – Corporate Communications

The Public Relations – Corporate Communications program takes just two semesters to complete and is one of the most highly regarded Public Relations (PR) programs in Toronto.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Toronto, Canada

The courses in this Public Relations Graduate Certificate program, which is based at the Story Arts Centre campus, reflect the thinking that no two days in PR are alike. The industry experts who teach the courses ensure you:

  • Learn to research, write, plan, edit, design and implement everything from strategic communications plans and employee newsletters to gala dinners for hundreds of people.
  • Gain an understanding of how communications strategies influence employee attitudes, shift stakeholders’ opinions and tell an organization’s story to the media.
  • Connect with the PR industry.

You may want to consider this School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design program if you have previously completed post-secondary education, possess strong writing skills and have the ability to manage various projects at the same time.

Program Highlights

  • This Public Relations program’s curriculum highlights learning by doing while emphasizing employability skills and landing a job.
  • The offering leads the way in social media and PR content.
  • Because the program is facilitated from Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre in Toronto, you are close to the heart of Toronto’s PR industry.
  • You complete a full-time, eight-week field placement in the industry.
  • Student membership in one of the following associations is included in your tuition and fees: The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) or the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Corporate communicator
  • PR consultant
  • Community manager
  • Communications coordinator
  • Digital media specialist
  • Event planner
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Media relations coordinator
  • Social media coordinator

Areas of Employment

  • Public relations agencies
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • Government ministries and agencies
  • Trade associations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Entertainment companies
  • Public and private buisness

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