Marketing with Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications

Associate Degree

Overview

A career in sales, advertising, and marketing research is attainable with this associate degree program from MTC. Whether you’re interested in retail management, merchandising, advertising, or sales, you’ll develop the skills necessary for success. Depending on the certificate you choose, you can customize your marketing talents to your career goals. 

Like marketing but don't know which area is right for you yet? Then this program through the Marketing degree would be best for you. As the broadest of MTC's marketing programs, the IMC program enables students to gain knowledge and real-world skills in the classical areas of marketing such as sales, advertising, retail, research, and marketing campaigns. Graduates can enter the workforce ready for a variety of marketing roles such as Territory Managers, Marketing Specialists, Marketing Research Analysts, and Assistant Marketing Managers within small businesses. 

This program is specialized in Integrated Marketing Communications.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and some coursework may apply toward a bachelor’s degree at another institution.​

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business and Public Service Department for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, BAF, BUS, MGT, and MKT.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
ARV-121 Design

Design

ID: ARV-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic theories, vocabulary, principles, techniques, media and problem-solving in basic design.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
MKT-140 E-Marketing

E-Marketing

ID: MKT-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of electronic marketing. In addition to traditional marketing topics, specialemphasis will be placed on internet marketing fundamentals, strategies, and trends.

3
MKT-111 Media Relations

Media Relations

ID: MKT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of building and managing effective media relationships through the application of networking, press releases, public relations strategies, and media interviewing skills.

3
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
Semester 3
(16 Credit Hours)
IDS-112 Employability Skills for Careers

Employability Skills for Careers

ID: IDS-112

Credit Hours: 1

This course develops employability skills including resume writing, interviewing, presentation delivery and soft skills.

1
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
MKT-268 Marketing Research

Marketing Research

ID: MKT-268

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a comprehensive and up-to-date study of marketing research issues with emphasis on total quality management, data collection, sampling, and case studies.

3
MKT-240 Advertising

Advertising

ID: MKT-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the role of advertising in the marketing of goods and service, including types of advertising, media, how advertising is created, agency functions, and regulatory aspects of advertising.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
Semester 4
(15 Credit Hours)
MKT-110 Retailing

Retailing

ID: MKT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the importance of retailing in american business and covers the concepts of store location, layout, merchandising, display, pricing, inventory control, promotional programs and profit management.

3
BUS-275 Business Internship

Business Internship

ID: BUS-275

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes practical experiences in an approved business setting in conjunction with regular class meetings. The class sessions will be devoted to discussing topics that will enhance the student's employability skills.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
  Total Credit Hours 62
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,036.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
ARV-121 Design

Design

ID: ARV-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic theories, vocabulary, principles, techniques, media and problem-solving in basic design.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
MKT-111 Media Relations

Media Relations

ID: MKT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of building and managing effective media relationships through the application of networking, press releases, public relations strategies, and media interviewing skills.

3
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
MKT-140 E-Marketing

E-Marketing

ID: MKT-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of electronic marketing. In addition to traditional marketing topics, specialemphasis will be placed on internet marketing fundamentals, strategies, and trends.

3
ECO-211 Microeconomics

Microeconomics

ID: ECO-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of the behavior of households and firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, price/input in different market structures, pricing of resources, regulations, and comparative advantage and trade.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
Semester 5
(7 Credit Hours)
IDS-112 Employability Skills for Careers

Employability Skills for Careers

ID: IDS-112

Credit Hours: 1

This course develops employability skills including resume writing, interviewing, presentation delivery and soft skills.

1
MKT-268 Marketing Research

Marketing Research

ID: MKT-268

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a comprehensive and up-to-date study of marketing research issues with emphasis on total quality management, data collection, sampling, and case studies.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
Semester 6
(9 Credit Hours)
MKT-120 Sales Principles

Sales Principles

ID: MKT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the personal selling process with special emphasis on determining customer needs and developing effective communications and presentation skills.

3
MKT-240 Advertising

Advertising

ID: MKT-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the role of advertising in the marketing of goods and service, including types of advertising, media, how advertising is created, agency functions, and regulatory aspects of advertising.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
MKT-110 Retailing

Retailing

ID: MKT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the importance of retailing in american business and covers the concepts of store location, layout, merchandising, display, pricing, inventory control, promotional programs and profit management.

3
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
BUS-275 Business Internship

Business Internship

ID: BUS-275

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes practical experiences in an approved business setting in conjunction with regular class meetings. The class sessions will be devoted to discussing topics that will enhance the student's employability skills.

3
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
  Total Credit Hours 62
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,036.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Marketing Coordinator

The goal of marketing is to raise awareness to drive exposure and sales for a company. The goal of the marketing coordinator is to develop and execute plans and strategies to accomplish that. A marketing coordinator stays informed about the industry, trends, and the competitive landscape while helping strategize and implement marketing, branding, and advertising plans. Day to day, he or she may draft reports, create or coordinate content, track results, build relationships with sales teams, and otherwise support all marketing strategies.

Projected Job Growth

+22.1%

Average Annual Salary

$55,371
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Retail Organizations
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Public Relations Firm

Careers

Field Marketing Representative

A field marketing representative is responsible for driving brand awareness through on-site, face-to-face interaction with consumers. Field marketers are liaisons between buyers and sellers, as they provide valuable information about products and services to consumers.

Projected Job Growth

+12.7%

Average Annual Salary

$38,177
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Marketing Firms
  • Retail Organizations
  • Regional Grocery Store Chains

Careers

Sales Representative

Sales Representatives sell products, goods, and services to customers. Sales Representatives are responsible for finding and engaging with new customers through referrals, networking, and cold calling. Sales Representatives maintain relationships with their existing customer base through office visits, meetings, check-up calls, or follow-up emails. Sale Representatives are often in charge of representing a specific industry, client, or geographic area.

Projected Job Growth

+16.9%

Average Annual Salary

$60,384
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Insurance Companies
  • Call Centers
  • Staffing Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Accelerate Your Career with Additional Credentials

These students will already be employed and will be seeking this credential to qualify them for higher-level positions with more responsibility.

Further Your Education

Transfer the knowledge learned in this degree to further your education and pursue a four-year degree after graduation upon completion.