NVCC 2000-2001 Catalog
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Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*  

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Purpose: This certificate program prepares participants to write with expertise in professional contexts. The curriculum provides skills needed by currently employed or potential writers in business, government, and industry. Writers will acquire a sound foundation in composing, editing, and formatting on computers, as well as a comprehensive grounding in grammar and punctuation. Additional courses which may be chosen as electives include instruction in journalism, technical report writing, writing for publication, writing for the Web, and intercultural communication.

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: The student must complete a minimum of nine credits of computer-intensive courses. Computer-intensive courses are defined as those taught on the Web and through distance learning with extensive use of computer instruction and those taught on campus in which an individual computer is provided for each student's instruction.

*Graduation requirements are certified by the student's home campus.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

ENG111College Composition I3
   ENG115Technical Writing3
   ENG121Introduction to Journalism I3
   SPD110Introduction to Speech Communication or
   SPD115 Small Group Communication3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   ENG116Writing for Business 3
   ENG135Applied Grammar 3
   ENG295Writing User Manuals 3
___Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1615

Total credits for the Professional Writing for Business, Government, and Industry Certificate = 31.

1 Electives should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. Those elective courses most appropriate for the professional writing program are ENG 122, ENG 131, ENG 210, ENG 221, ENG 222, and SPD 229.

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