Build Your Future in Public Relations

The Public Relations Certificate will help students learn skills needed when working in the public relations field.  Students will learn to promote ideas to purchase a product or support a position.  Students will also learn principles of PR communication through press releases, speeches, special events, social media, and more.

For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Journalism website:  http://journalism.fullcoll.edu.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcast News
  • Certificate – Radio Broadcast News
  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A.
Professor, Media Studies
Radio and Program Director – KBPK
714.992.7566
mberger@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Arts Degree – Radio Broadcast News
Certificate – Radio Broadcast News

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Media writers
• Editors
• Announcers
• Producers
• Reporters

Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Organizations will continue to emphasize community outreach and customer relations as a way to maintain and enhance their reputation and visibility. Public opinion can change quickly, particularly because both good and bad news spread rapidly through the Internet. Consequently, public relations specialists will be needed to respond to news developments and maintain their organization’s reputation.

The growing use of social media also is expected to increase employment for public relations specialists. This will create more work for public relations specialists as they try to appeal to consumers and the general public in new ways. Public relations specialists will be needed to help their clients use these new types of social media effectively.

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Peg Stewart Berger, M.B.A.

Radio and Program Director - KBPK

Average Salary in this Field

$34,400 to

$124,890 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Media Writers

Reporters

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