|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$22,867 per program
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$20,328), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Eligible applicants will be selected on the combination of the following:
- Previous academic achievement and/or demonstrated experience
- A portfolio, which includes:
The statement of intent should argue the applicant’s suitability for a profession in corporate communications and outline business/work experiences, and personal/professional goals. Students are expected to meet high copy-editing standards
An applicant assessment fee will be applied.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Sheridan emphasizes the creative, critical and strategic skills prized by employers in corporate communications and public relations.
Making statements that matter
Can corporate communications be considered an art form? That’s how Sheridan approaches the subject. It’s a unique approach among business communications programs, and it produces student work that stands out. The courses in this program feature hands-on, project-based assignments. You’ll be working for real-world clients, not just doing classroom exercises.
Hands-on, project-based assignments
- Write persuasive and informative copy for internal and external publications, news releases, conference presentations, speeches and public service announcements.
- Express yourself in a variety of public forums such as media interviews and news conferences.
- Create websites, blogs, podcasts, video content, email blasts and other online communications.
Fast-track to employment
It takes less than a year to earn a Public Relations – Corporate Communications graduate certificate from Sheridan. You’ll build a portfolio, get real-world experience and master both practical and theoretical aspects of business communications. You’ll spend the last five weeks of the program in onsite job placement, working with professionals.
Sheridan not only emphasizes the critical, analytical and strategic skills prized by employers in corporate communications and public relations, it weaves social media and diversity communications into all aspects of tactical delivery. You’ll do more than write catchy prose; you’ll learn how to generate buzz, influence attitudes and motivate behaviour.
Sheridan students have taken top honours in the Canadian Public Relations Society’s (Hamilton Chapter) Pinnacle Awards for excellence in Public Relations.
Additional skills provided by the program
- Producing internal corporate communications plans and activities — the fastest-growing segment of the industry.
- Preparing strategic plans, crisis responses, media campaigns, fundraising initiatives and other planning documents.
- Developing strategic communication campaigns that integrate all of the above elements.
By year’s end, you’ll have the skillset and the confidence to step directly into the workplace.
Sheridan’s recent graduates work in such industries as: health care, education, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and visual and performing arts.
Sample Job Titles
- Public Relations Specialist
- Media Relations Officer
- Internal Communications Coordinator
- Social Media Coordinator
- Senior Writer
- Event Planner
- Account Manager
- Press Agent