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Social Media Marketing

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Social Media Marketing is designed to provide useful skills important in a variety of strategic marketing areas, e.g., social media, digital communications, integrated marketing, media relations, and brand management. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Marketing and Sales is also available.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Social Media Marketing (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2021

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (CIS103)
  • Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120)
  • Analyze marketing research to create marketing plans and forecasts. (MKT101, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Create an ethically and socially responsible social media campaign. (MKT101, MKT110, MKT111, MKT271)
  • Differentiate social media marketing from other marketing approaches. (CIS103, MKT101, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Identify and segment populations and select appropriate, high priority social media networks. (CIS103, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Apply relevant social media marketing theories, models, and research to create a strategic social media marketing campaign. (MKT110, MKT111)
  • Document work responsibilities, research, service learning or educational experiences related to a social media marketing career field. (GBS120, MKT280AB, MKT298AB)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS103Introduction to Social Media3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking3
MKT111Applied Marketing and Social Networking3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
MKT280ABMarketing Internship2
MKT298ABSpecial Projects2

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