Public Relations

Public Relations, A.S. (PR01)

Program Description:

The Public Relations program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university offering programs in public relations, communications, and mass media. The curriculum provides a foundation in liberal arts and a background in communication theory, media writing and public relations. The program will enable students to better understand the role of public relations today in business, government, education and non-profit organizations.

Careers in the field:

Public Relations Director, Crises Communication Specialist, Media Trainers, Campaign Man- agers, Organizational Communications Director, Corporate or Marketing Communications Director, Lobbyist, Image Consultant, Publicist, Press Secretary, Fundraising Event Coordinator, and Sports and Entertainment Management

Schools to transfer to:

SUNY: Brockport, Fredonia, Oswego, Geneseo; Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, Syracuse University, Boston University, University of Florida, University of Southern California

Specific skills learned:

Writing for various media, public speaking and presentation skills, group and interpersonal communication, persuasive tactics

Full-time faculty:

Mary-Jo Popovici

Coursework enhancement activities available:

Toastmasters International, The Monroe Doctrine, Practicum/internships

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