Advertising & Sales Promotion

Advertising & Sales Promotion Certificate Program

You have solid communication skills, creativity and a passion for design. You enjoy focusing on a project and working with others.
Now you can take your skills and interests to the next level – an exciting career in one of the most in demand and fast growing career areas out there.

Start today with a certificate in Advertising & Sales Promotion from Middlesex Community College for your advantage in the job market.
The Advertising & Sales Promotion certificate program at Middlesex Community College will prepare you to work in media-related careers, creating printed material for organizations or as part of an advertising department.

This certificate is ideal for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in the field, and for those planning to continue their education. Credits from this certificate can also be transferred into the Associate Degree in Marketing program at MxCC.

The Advertising and Sales Promotion certificate program typically takes about two years to finish. This program gives you knowledge and skills in communications, composition, marketing, computer graphics, design and much more.

Courses balance essential skills with a liberal arts component, which emphasizes a communications competence.

Certificate Requirements

Jobs You Can Get

Students who complete the certificate in Advertising and Sales Promotion may pursue employment doing in-house publications at non-marketing companies or other related entry-level work.

Many students choose to continue their education by applying the credits they earn from this certificate program into an Associate Degree in Marketing. Continued education is necessary for career growth and increased future opportunities.

How Long Will You Have to go to School?

This degree takes most students about two years to complete. Individual progress and the need for remedial coursework may increase this estimated time frame for certificate completion.

Job Availability and Growth:

The job outlook in this field is favorable and expected to grow through the coming decade, especially in the independent and contract sector. This field will require increased levels of competency with technology based tools as strategic methods for advertising and promotion turn to Web and new media.

Salary Information:

Salaries in this field vary greatly, depending on the company, location, business climate and employee education, experience and skill sets.

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Downloadable Program Forms & Documents:

For more information, contact:

Susan Lugli

Associate Professor, Business; Program Coordinator, Business Administration and Marketing Business Administration/Marketing
Phone: 860-343-5840
Office Location: Wheaton 313
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (or by appointment)

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