AAS Public Relations
Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Public Relations program provides students with general, practical, and marketable skills that will enable them to seek entry-level employment in public relations, such as press relations, community or consumer relations, market research, in-house publications, political campaigns, fund raising and volunteer recruitment. The program includes development of a portfolio that will exhibit students' ability to write both news and feature stories, to develop and plan events, and to produce brochures, advertisements, or small publications with desktop publishing. The curriculum combines coursework in public relations with a General Education component.
Required Courses Credits: 36
|BPC110||Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)||3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business||3|
|JRN125||Photo Editing (3) OR|
|CIS120DF||Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging (3)||3|
|JRN234||Feature Writing (3) OR|
|ENG235||Magazine Article Writing (3)||3|
|JRN235||Practicum: Public Relations||3|
|MCO120||Media and Society||3|
|MCO220||Cultural Diversity and the Media||3|
|MKT101||Introduction to Public Relations (3) OR|
|MKT110||Marketing and Social Networking (3)||3|
|GBS110||Human Relations in Business and Industry||3|
|MGT251||Human Relations in Business||3|
|JRN236||Advanced Practicum: Public Relations||3|
|General Education Requirements||Credits: 22-27|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||3|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|equivalent as indicated by assessment.||0-3|
|MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR|
|MAT120||Intermediate Algebra (5) OR|
|MAT121||Intermediate Algebra (4) OR|
|MAT122||Intermediate Algebra (3) OR|
|satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics courses||3-5|
|Humanities, Arts and Design||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.||3|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area||4|
|Social-Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.||3|
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