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Did you serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Hone those social skills with a certificate in Public Relations and Customer Service.
  • 8%

    Projected growth for public relations specialists from 2021 to 2031.

  • Market Snapshot:

    202.3K Customer service jobs on as of March 2023.

  • The Results Are In:

    A 2020 survey involving 396 employers found that public relations and customer service are the social media skills most sought after by employers of university graduates.

  • Key Skills:

    • Communication
    • Resourcefulness
    • Patience
    • Problem solving
    • Empathy


  • Career Paths:

    PR and customer service skills are a critical skill for nearly every career, including:

    • Business
    • Communication
    • Finance
    • Healthcare
    • Hospitality
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Management
    • Marketing ... and more!
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Cultivate your mission experience into a flourishing career.
Did you serve a mission for the Church? This certificate leverages the communication and social skills acquired as a full-time missionary and helps you apply them to business settings. You'll refine the interpersonal tools used during your mission to add value for hiring employers seeking professionals with proven customer service experience.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

*This certificate is available to any Latter-day Saint returned missionary who served at least 12 months and received an honorable release. 

If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.

Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.

Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.

Religion 8 credits
Certificate 15-29 credits
General Education (GE) 30 credits
College Success 3 credits
BAP 115, Excel & Technology
CAR 101, College Success
CAR 299, Internship
Electives (students may need up to 4 elective credits) 4 credits
TOTAL 60 – 74 credits
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Get a stand-alone certificate
Are you looking to gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? Ensign College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just one semester (15 credits). This way, you can get to work fast in the field of your choice.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

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