Focus Area: Public Relations/Organizational Communication

The Public Relations/Organizational Communication focus area is an interdisciplinary field where career opportunities exist in both the business and non–profit sectors. Public relations or organizational communication specialists provide both internal and external communication for the business/organization they represent and therefore need to have a strong understanding of the relationship between communication, business, and media. After graduation, you will be prepared to transfer to a four–year institution and pursue a career in public relations, corporate communication, image consulting, graphic design, media relations, promotions/sales, advertising, publicity, fund raising, publications/editing, technical writing, marketing, or management.

Program Overview

Campus: Ottumwa and Centerville
Entry: Any Term
Length: 6 terms (18 months)
Program: Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

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Rhonda Eakins, Program Coordinator
phone: (641) 683-5154 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5154

Faculty Contact

Sherry Langfritz
phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1823 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1823

Mary Milligan: Associate of Arts Graduate

Mary Milligan

“Indian Hills helped me prepare for my career by giving me the opportunity and skills to network with a variety of people,” says Mary Milligan, Public Relations graduate.

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