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postgraduate

Degree

Graduate Certificate - Public Relations

Course code: #766

postgraduate

Degree

Graduate Certificate - Public Relations

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $18,365 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Options
Fast Track

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-May-2023 2023-05-31
Fall-September 31-May-2024 2024-05-31

Overview

Graduate Certificate - Public Relations

The Mohawk College Public Relations – Corporate Communications graduate certificate program has established itself as a leader in innovative training employers seek from our skilled grads. 

Learn to maintain open and effective communications between corporations, governments, organizations, and their public.  

In two semesters, you will:

  • Build a network of leading industry professionals
  • Fast track your education through a flexible 140-hour field placement partnership program, learning and developing your skills in a workplace setting – taken anytime during both semesters
  • Gain invaluable hands-on experience in:
    • social media and digital communications
    • digital publishing
    • media relations management
    • issues and crisis communication
    • industry ethics and communications law
    • public relations event planning and execution, and more!

What You'll Learn

  • Formulate PR strategies and execute tactics in corporate and not-for-profit communications.
  • Learn to use social and digital media in PR planning and execution.
  • Explore media relations, electronic publishing, crisis communications and advertising.
  • Acquire expertise in PR analysis and planning.
  • Write professional-level public relations materials.
  • Design visually creative materials to meet PR objectives.
  • Plan and execute an event.
  • Develop a fundraising plan.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$29,696

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,728
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,331
Tuition 1 person $18,365

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Copy of Passport - Picture and Address Pages
  • All Academic Transcripts - High school and higher
    • High School Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Degree/Diploma Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Notarized and translated in English (online results not acceptable)
  • English Proficiency Score Cards (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) or equivalent (if applicable) (online results not acceptable)
  • Notarized Custodian Declaration (for those under the age of 18 by the start of the class)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

83
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
51
listening
51
writing
51
speaking
51
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

ITEP: 3.9+

Duolingo: 115-120

 

GAS-English for Academic Purposes 2023-24 (Domestic & International) - 478

This program is not for absolute beginners nor for students whose first language is English.

Learn and gain confidence in academic English language skills in a Canadian college environment. Complete Semester 3 to meet Language Proficiency Requirements for post-secondary college programs.

Students require a Secondary School diploma or at least 10 years of education in their first language.

Students are placed into a semester by language skill level.

  • You can take a placement test at the Mohawk College Testing Centre
  • OR You can provide official language scores (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.). Scores must be official and may not be more than one year old.

You may also have an interview to finalize your placement. Students are usually placed according to the lowest skill to support their success.

Semester 1: IELTS 3.5, no band below 3 or equivalent.

Semester 2: IELTS 4.5, no band below 4, or equivalent OR successful completion of Semester 1

Semester 3: IELTS 5.5, no band below 5, or equivalent OR successfully completing at least two Semester 2 courses.

 

Start Dates: January, March, May, July, September and November.

Levels: Through 8. Levels are 7 weeks in length. Upon successful completion, you advance to the next level.

Length of Study: On average, you will study for 4-6 months.

 

Meets Language Requirements forSCORE AT ENTRY
IELTSCEFRTOEFL iBTDuolingo


EAP Level 8 

(CEFR B2.2)

IELTS 6

with band below 5.5

CLB 7

with score below 7

60 - 78100

EAP Level 7

(CEFR B2.1)

IELTS 5.5CLB 646 - 5990

EAP Level 6

(CEFR B1.2)

IELTS 5CLB 535 - 4580

EAP Level 5

(CEFR B1.1)

IELTS 4CLB 428 - 3465

EAP Level 4

(CEFR A2.2)

IELTS 3.5CLB 3.525 - 2755

Academic background and requirement

  • University Degree or College Diploma (two-year or longer) in a related area of study (as determined by the College), OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the College)
  • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges.

 

GPA

Passing grade (in most programs): 100 to 50% 

Failing grade: Less than 50%

Career opportunities

  • Public Relations officer
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Digital Communications Specialist
  • Media Relations officer
  • Community Relations officer
  • Public Affairs officer
  • Event Manager

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