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Social Media Marketing Certificate

Social Media Marketing Certificate

Social media marketing is vital for business success.

How do you become savvy? Training.

Unlock the opportunities that social media marketing can create for your career or business. Large companies and small businesses alike need trained staff to successfully navigate the ever-changing social media landscape to build brand awareness, deepen customer loyalty and generate sales leads.

This four-part workforce development series fully prepares the student to plan, implement and manage social media marketing for business.


  • Hands-on, classroom training on five key social media platforms
  • Create a social media marketing plan for your business
  • Prepare a professional career portfolio that illustrates your skills


  • Business owners and staff who implement or manage social media in the workplace
  • Marketing graduates seeking to add social media to their resumes
  • Web professionals wanting to offer social media services


  • Familiarity of business marketing concepts and outcomes
  • Working knowledge of the internet for research and self-study
  • Experience with social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Requirements and schedule

Class schedule and cost
Social Media Marketing3 weeks: six three-hour sessions

Mondays & Wednesdays
9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 10/1
Saturday, 10/4
There is no class on Monday 9/29

M & W: 6-9:15 p.m.

Sat: 9 am - noon

Social Media Platforms3 weeks: six three-hour sessionsMondays & Wednesdays
10/13/14 - 10/29/14
6-9:15 p.m.$595
Social Media Management2 weeks: four three-hour sessionsMondays & Wednesdays
11/10/14 - 11/19/14
6-9:15 p.m.$395
Social Media Portfolio Workshop2 weeks: two three-hour sessions
Optional three-hour self-study
Monday 11/24/14
Optional open study dates:
Monday 12/8/14
Wednesday 12/17/14
6-9:15 p.m.$245

 Course duration: 14 weeks includes one week off between Class 1 & 2 and Class 2 & 3.

Attendance in all four courses is required to receive certificate. Classes can be taken individually.

For information call 618-222-5688.