May 24, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Social Media Specialist*

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Program Design

Today’s social media platforms are growing in leaps and bounds which means now more than ever businesses are looking for talented people to help them leverage that evolving landscape. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employers will add 6% more jobs in this area of expertise to our economy by 2024. From small to major businesses, every brand needs a social media presence plan to stay competitive. Building your familiarity with social media trends and platforms can help you leverage your next job opportunity.

The Social Media Specialist Certificate combines digital technology, communications and marketing coursework to equip graduates with the skills they need in this fast-changing field. Our certificate is designed to provide relevant training in key areas such as website design, social media, consumer behavior, search engine optimization, and project management.


Students may enroll in this program full or part-time. Students should consult with an Information Management & Technology faculty advisor to plan their program and discuss required course prerequisites. Some courses are offered in both on-line and on-ground formats.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Social Media Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Build and execute social media strategies through competitive research, data interpretation, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.
  2. Implement and maintain an organization’s social media strategy, developing brand awareness and boosting product adoption.
  3. Maintain a website and use related content management tools.
  4. Report on the process of applying various social media tactics using digital and media tracking tools.
  5. Develop social media marketing campaigns.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism and positive work habits necessary for success in today’s business world.

Total Credits Required: 19


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:

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