Communication – Public Relations

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

As a public relations practitioner, you create the story. Your talents create concepts that attract attention and build customer loyalty. Skilled media planning helps you get your message delivered.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Test your strategic thinking with current tools, media, and platforms. Gain resume-building experience in public relations strategies, campaigns, event planning, and more.

A Quality Education

Hands-on, practical application of content learned in the classroom. Internship opportunities with local corporations and non-profit organizations.

Get Involved

Join PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America). Attend meetings of PRA (Public Relations Association of Central Illinois).

Career Opportunities

Brand Ambassador, PR Practitioner, Image Consultant, Director of Public Affairs, Publicist, Copywriter, Event Planner


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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New Business Manager, Brent Baker Shares How ICC Nurtured His Success
Mel Ferguson

Illinois Central College has a 20-plus year history of helping students pave a path in public relations. Our public relations program has a reputation for providing the knowledge and skills to launch a successful career in the real world.

Brent Goken, Professor, Communication/Public Relations
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Communication – Public Relations Program?

Gain the tools and skills to start a public relations career and to transfer to a four-year university. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Student success advisors are happy to assist.
  5. We recommend that students first enroll in COMM 115 prior to taking other public relations courses.

What Can I Expect As a Public Relations Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm