About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0171

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 2015Closed
January 2016Not Available
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not 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.