|NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog|
|PROFESSIONAL WRITING FOR BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY|
|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 a faculty advisor at a campus offering this major.
Total credits for the Professional Writing for Business, Government, and Industry Certificate = 31.
1 This course may be offered as computer-intensive, with an individual computer provided for each studentís instruction.
2 Electives should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. Those elective courses most appropriate for the professional writing program are ENG 122, ENG 123, ENG 135, ENG 210, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 295 (professional writing-related topic) and SPD 229.
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