About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Focused and intensive program includes a 152 hour field placement component.
  • Program exceeds current provincial Public Relations program standards.
  • Program advisory committee ensures ongoing industry relevance.
  • Students are prepared for employment in a variety of professional sectors including: agency, not-for-profit, corporate and government based companies and organizations.
  • Social media is integrated across the program curriculum.
  • Program ranked in the top 3 of all College level Public Relations programs in Ontario in 2014.
  • Successful track record of high performing graduates securing employment in the PR field.
  • Applied learning projects involving industry clients in term two.
  • Three-day/week academic schedule both terms.

Career Opportunities

  • Media relations
  • Government relations
  • Internal communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Community relations
  • Investor relations
  • Special event management
  • Publicity
  • Marketing communications
  • Social media/digital communications

Niagara College’s Public Relations program is an amazing way for students to gain insight on the industry. Each class is crafted in a manner that allows students to learn about the most relevant trends from seasoned PR professionals. The lessons and hands-on experiences provided from this program undoubtedly prepare students to enter the field of public relations.

Devon Gribble, Public Relations graduate 2014-2015

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
#0171 - 1 Year Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.