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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHumanities, Arts, Design, Communication
AdvisorDr. Erika Goines
Professor, Digital Media
850.769.1551 ext 5886

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Advertising/Public Relations, AA

If you are interested in promoting and generating interest in products and services, have a creative mind, critical thinking skills, curiosity, an interest in pop culture and consumer motivation, then an Advertising/Public relations track is right for you.

The Advertising market is expected to grow, according to one source, 13% from 2010 to 2020.  Therefore, Advertising graduates are in high demand with plenty of employment opportunities as organizations grow their markets.

The purpose of this transfer track is to prepare you for an advanced education at the university level. You are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university you plan to attend.

News paper advertisement for Public Relations Manager

Advertising/Public Relations Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Select 6 hours of a list of Math Courses
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
State and Local Government
Public Speaking
U.S. History 
Economics, Macro or Economics, Micro

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with an Advertising/Public Relations Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Marketing coordinator
Direct marketing spokesperson
Media buyer
Investor relations
Account executive
Public information officer

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of Tampa
University of Central Florida

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