This intense, one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will provide you with the skills and experience needed to hit the ground running as a strategic communications and corporate public relations professional in the private or public sector. You will learn how to plan, develop and execute effective public relations strategies, and handle the PR, communications and even ethical issues organizations face every day. You will also learn technical skills such as graphic and web design techniques in addition to practical skills such as special event planning and press release distribution to help you graduate career-ready. Sharpen your verbal and written communications skills during a 224-hour field placement with our industry partners, where you’ll gain real work experience and make business contacts through professional communications and public relations associations.
Fanshawe College’s Public Relations - Corporate Communications program is designed to prepare college and university graduates to enter the exciting and challenging world of communications. Students will hone their writing and presentation skills, learn the latest digital communication and web design techniques, and analyze public relations and ethics challenges. A second-term field placement allows students to put these new skills to work. Students will make business contacts through professional associations and complete course work with a community focus. The curriculum is current, community-minded, and developed by professional communicators. Developing superior writing skills, combined with an emphasis on teamwork, graphic design skills, and technological savvy gives graduates of this program a competitive edge. This program is best suited to individuals with already above-average writing skills, an outgoing personality and an ability to see solutions when others are focusing on problems. If you’re ready for the challenge, a world of career possibilities is waiting.