Social Media Marketing - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Social Media Marketing is designed to provide useful skills important in a variety of strategic marketing areas, e.g., social media, digital communications, integrated marketing, media relations, and brand management.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
Permission of Instructor (0)0-3

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Social media is one of the fastest growing careers in the marketing field. As organizations continue to move toward using digital and social media, the demand for social media specialists will continue to rise. In addition to understanding marketing fundamentals, social media professionals must be proficient at creating digital content as well as maintaining different social media platforms. The Certificate in Social Media provides both the technical training in creating content and the strategic training in planning and implementing social media campaigns.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, and evening. All are available in accelerated (5- or 8-week) formats.  

Program Length

Students who take at least 9 credits per semester can complete the certificate in two semesters.


Students who take at least 9 credits per semester can complete the certificate in two semesters.


The total cost of textbooks will vary depending on choice of rental or purchase options. Some courses do not require textbooks. Students can expect to spend $200-$400 for the entire program. 

Students can expect to spend $150 for the entire program. Some courses do not require textbooks.

Program Curriculum

Semester 1

  • CIS103: Introduction to Social Media

  • MKT110: Marketing and Social Media
  • MKT271: Principles of Marketing
  • Total credits: 9

Semester 2

  • GBS233: Business Communication
  • MKT111: Applied Marketing and Social Networking
  • MKT280AB: Internship OR MKT298AB: Capstone Project
  • Total credits: 8
Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by emailing

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS103Introduction to Social Media3
GBS233Business Communication (3) OR
JRN203Writing for Online Media (3)3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking3
MKT111Applied Marketing and Social Networking3
GBS282ABVolunteerism General Business: Service Learning Experience (2) OR
MKT280ABMarketing Internship (2) OR
MKT296WBCooperative Education (2) OR
MKT298ABSpecial Projects (2)2
  • Describe social media marketing and differentiate it from other approaches to influencing behaviors and social change. (CIS103, MKT110, MKT271)
  • List the differences between social media for personal use versus social media marketing for professional businesses. (CIS103, MKT110)
  • Identify community, state, province, national, regional, and/or international priorities, and explain those for which a social media marketing approach may be appropriate. (MKT110, MKT111, MKT271)
  • Identify and segment populations and select appropriate, high priority social media networks. (CIS103, MKT110, MKT271)
  • Select and apply relevant social media marketing theories, models, frameworks and research to create a social media marketing strategic campaign that develops a relationship between the brand and the target audience. (MKT110, MKT111)
  • Create an integrated social marketing mix strategy that extends beyond communications only campaigns, with consideration of all appropriate evidence-based tools and theory needed to influence a desired behavior. (GBS233, JRN203, MKT110, MKT111, MKT271)
  • Explain and analyze the effectiveness, acceptability and ethical principles that apply to social media marketing strategies. (CIS103, GBS233, JRN203, GBS282AB, MKT110, MKT271, MKT280AB, MKT296WB, MKT298AB)
  • Create and document digital and integrated marketing communications for a social media marketing campaign. (CIS103, GBS233, JRN203, MKT110, MKT111, MKT271, MKT280AB, MKT296WB, MKT298AB)
  • Document work responsibilities, research, service learning or educational experiences related to a social media marketing career field. (GBS233, JRN203, GBS282AB, MKT280AB, MKT296WB, MKT298AB)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.