Public Relations

Public Relations Degrees From Oklahoma City Community College

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  • Overview
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    Do you like making other people look good? If so, you should pursue an associate degree in public relations at Oklahoma City Community College.

    In this top degree program, you’ll learn about the management of information techniques used to establish and maintain a positive public image for an individual, product, cause or company.

    To get your message out, you’ll learn radio, television and multimedia techniques, how to write and speak effectively and the advertising and marketing options open to you for your future public relations campaigns. The importance of communications during crises is also an invaluable skill you will learn from the OCCC PR degree

    Don’t wait. Complete an online community college admissions application today!.

  • Overview
    Man drawing a marketing plan on a glass wall

    Do you like making other people look good? If so, you should pursue an associate degree in public relations at Oklahoma City Community College.

    In this top degree program, you’ll learn about the management of information techniques used to establish and maintain a positive public image for an individual, product, cause or company.

    To get your message out, you’ll learn radio, television and multimedia techniques, how to write and speak effectively and the advertising and marketing options open to you for your future public relations campaigns. The importance of communications during crises is also an invaluable skill you will learn from the OCCC PR degree

    Don’t wait. Complete an online community college admissions application today!.

  • Highlights
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    Public relations specialists work as advocates for a multitude of small and large businesses, corporations, nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals and other organizations and institutions.

    Their primary role is to create and maintain positive relationships with the public.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you will have access to public relations professors and instructors who have worked extensively in the field and have continually kept up with nationwide and worldwide trends in marketing and public relations.

    They are eager to share their network of public relations professionals with you.

  • Degree Options
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    Oklahoma City Community College offers students interested in this career field an associate degree in arts in public relations: Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university and prepare to enter a career in teaching, broadcasting and advertising or as a consultant, public relations practitioner, communications or media specialist.

  • Courses
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    Public Relations Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    At OCCC, you’ll build a strong public relations foundation as you study:

    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Audio Production
    • News Writing
    • Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Principles of Public Relations
    • Digital Photography I
    • Image Editing: Photoshop I
    • Video Production
    • Humanities Electives

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on your public relations degree. You can also check the current community college class schedule for evening and online classes available in this academic program.

  • Faculty
    Julie Corff

    Julie Corff


    Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator

    Julie Corff has taught Communication courses for more than 26 years. She has trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, and others and has taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC.  Julie has been full time at OCCC for 12 years. She has even been asked to speak and teach at Harvard University! Her heart is to make a difference in the lives of OCCC students!

     
  • After OCCC
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    In our increasingly competitive business world, the demand for highly skilled and trained public relations specialists is growing. With an associate degree in public relations, and after completing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university, you could become a:

    • Media specialist
    • Communications specialist
    • Public relations specialist

    These specialists serve as advocates for clients seeking to build and maintain positive relationships with the public. Clients include businesses, nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals, and other organizations.

    As companies and organizations continue to recognize the link between good public relations and their success, they increasingly rely on public relations specialists for advice on the strategy and policy of their communications.

    Job opportunities for public relations specialists are expected to increase in all types and sizes of businesses, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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