Social Media Strategist

Do you enjoy social media and want to turn it from a hobby into a career?  The Social Media Strategist Certificate of Achievement is intended to prepare students for careers in which they will use social media to promote products, individuals and organizations.  The courses within the certificate emphasize the skills and tools necessary to analyze, create, implement and evaluate social media. Upon completion, you will be able to function effectively in an entry-level social media strategist position using the skills, principles and tools acquired. Read on to learn more.

A sampling of courses for these careers

Social Media Strategies
Writing for Social Media
Public Relations

Introduction to Marketing
Business Multimedia & Graphics
Social Media Strategist Internship

Did you know?

Social media commerce in the United States was estimated to be $22 billion in 2019, with projections to reach $84.2 billion in 2024.

Program Details

Complete our certificate program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career as a Social Media Strategist.


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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Prepare for an entry-level position in which you will use social media to promote products, individuals, and organizations. Gain a working knowledge in the ability to analyze, create, implement and evaluate social media. View program detail in course catalog.

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years


To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information and requirements for admission. A link at the bottom of that page will take you to the CCCApply website, where you will be prompted to create an account so you can begin the application process.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view our enrollment fees.

All our Career Education programs can be completed in 2 years or less! 

This program offers online and evening courses. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online classes.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions fill out the “Find Out More” section at the bottom of this program page.

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