Program Information

The advent of social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn have had a profound impact on traditional business communication practices.

The separation of personal and professional social media use, as well as security concerns for individuals and organizations alike, are challenges faced by society today. 

The Social Media - Privacy, Security & Risk Management program is designed for people who work in fields where social media is embedded as part of the organization's communications strategy. It is also relevant to people who are interested in learning more about how to protect and utilize the information they convey through social media platforms. 

The program explores relevant Canadian legislation dealing with the storage and sharing of personal and corporate information, with a focus on safeguarding and securing privacy for companies and individuals. Students analyse how to best prepare for social media communications during crisis situations. Social media policy for organizations is studied and learners develop and critique policies for various stakeholders internally and externally. As the line between professional and personal social media use becomes increasingly blurred, students develop an understanding of best practices for employee behaviour to mitigate risk.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

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Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program will gain enhanced knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of roles within fields where social media is embedded as part of the organization's communications strategy.

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