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

    I have taught for 23 years Communication courses, trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, etc... I have taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC full time going on 8 years. I was asked to speak and teach at Harvard University as well. My heart is to make a difference in the lives of my OCCC students!

     
    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert

    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert


    Professor of Mass Media Communications

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Sue Hinton

    Sue Hinton


    Professor of Journalism and English

    Sue Hinton holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a professor of journalism and English at Oklahoma City Community College since 1972, receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in May 1991. She authored the proposal to add a journalism degree to OCCC’s curriculum in 1980.  She has served as faculty adviser to the award-winning student newspaper, the Pioneer, since 1979. Hinton has worked for The Daily Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript and the Lawton (Okla.) Morning Press. She has taught courses in news writing, public affairs reporting and newsletter publication. Although she teaches mostly journalism courses now, she also teaches freshman English. In the past she has taught American literature and Women in Literature.

     
  • 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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