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PCM introduces students to practical skills of workplace communication using the communicative approach. Areas of focus will include product and customer research, writing promotional materials, building relationships with customers, using social media at work, and managing relationships with bosses, coworkers and employees.  Students are required to do independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams for each course; each student will work on individual as well as group projects.


  • PCM100 – Knowing and Understanding Customers
  • PCM101 – Product Research
  • PCM102 – Writing Promotional Materials
  • PCM103 – Using Social Media for Promotion
  • PCM104 – Marketing and Sales Presentations
  • PCM105 – Creative Self-Promotion
  • PCM106 – Relationships with Managers, Coworkers and Employees
  • PCM107 – Workplace Cultures
Career Co-op Option

This program can be taken as a part of a Career Co-op Program.

If you take this program as part of a co-op program, you will take all 24 weeks of the diploma program plus additional elective courses. Upon successful completion of the co-op study component students are eligible to enter the co-op work component.

For more details, please contact a LCC registrar.  

Register – Career Co-op

Diploma Option

If you take the diploma option you can study for 8, 16 or 24 weeks. Students who successfully meet all the requirements for this program will receive a diploma of completion.     

 Register – Diploma Program

Eligibility Requirements

Career Co-op Diploma Program Students must:

  • Be 19+ years old or have evidence of high school graduation.
  • Have proven English proficiency of at least a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 (upper intermediate).

Before registering for a course you will need to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be done by providing a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLBPT or CELPIP score or by taking LCC’s English Assessment. 

If you finished an ESL program more than 1 year before registering for a co-op program your English competency will be reevaluated. 

By the start of the Co-op Work Component, students must:

  • Be 19+ years old.
  • Have successfully completed the requirements of the co-op study term.
  • Have a Canadian Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit.
  • Have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Have valid medical insurance coverage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Write effective promotional materials and use social media for marketing

  • Learn to conduct product research and improve presentation skills

  • Communicate better and work smoothly with clients, bosses, and coworkers

  • Become more familiar with Canadian workplace cultures and values

  • Be more promotable

  • Create a portfolio of your work to show to future employers

Course Information


  • The Professional Communication and Marketing Program begins every Monday.


  • Students must achieve success in all 8 topics areas to receive a diploma.
  • Those who take 16 or 24 weeks will receive more in-depth coverage of each topic. Students are required to complete independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams each week.

NEW Evening Program: first start date is September 10, 2018!  Study Monday – Thursday evenings and pass all 8 topics to receive a diploma.

Students are encouraged to view our English level chart or schedule an assessment test to determine their English level.

Before your register, please check if your class is available.
Professional Communication and Marketing (evening schedule) is only available after May 21st, 2019.

We apologize if your desired class is unavailable. Please consider taking one of the following courses instead: 
Global Tourism Diploma or Business Diploma Program

Start Date
any Monday
8 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM
any Monday
16 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM
any Monday
32 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM
Please contact LCC office for evening PCM registration.
any Monday
8, 16 or 24 weeks
Monday - Thursday
6:30 - 9:30PM
$1,080, $2,160 or $3,240

Any Questions?

Contact our Team

Call or email us if you have any questions.


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