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Media, Writing, and Communications Certificate in Effective Business Writing

Diploma Description

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This certificate provides participants with the writing skills necessary to compete and succeed in a rapidly evolving workplace. While more than 70 percent of prospective employers identify strong writing skills as essential to success in their industries, nearly 60 percent report having difficulty in finding candidates that have mastered even basic writing skills. Students who have completed the Certificate in Effective Business Writing will be able to claim a competitive professional edge by demonstrating a high-level proficiency in basic writing and communication skills, and by having strategies for adapting those tools to a growing and ever-changing technological landscape. The Certificate must be completed within three years of taking the first certificate-eligible course.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Writing Skills: Nailing the Basics

Explore both the theory and practice of writing well, and gain confidence in your writing skills.

2020 Fall
1 section

Writing with Power: Gaining a Professional Edge

Take your business writing to the next level, gaining skills for improving the style and increasing the impact of your professional communication.

2020 Fall
1 section

ELECTIVES

Complete 4

Digital Communication in a Changing Workplace

Obtain writing and editing skills that will make you an adaptable communicator via any medium and in any situation that may arise in the workplace.

Grammar Review Crash Course

Come away from this class with a better understanding of grammar and improved confidence in your writing.

2020 Fall
1 section

Writing and Grammar in the Real World

Learn how to overcome basic grammar and usage problems, whether writing for work or for fun.

2020 Fall
1 section

Fundamentals of Storytelling

Explore the basic elements of story, and apply them to your writing for more dynamic content, whether for novels or résumés.

2020 Fall
1 section

Professional Writing in a Global Workplace

Learn professional communication skills for a global audience, whether you’re fluent in English or still learning.

Technical Writing

Learn how to write technical information for a range of audiences, from specialized professionals to unspecialized laypeople.

0 sections

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required