|NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog|
|PROFESSIONAL WRITING FOR BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY|
|Certificate||AL, AN, LO, MA, WO|
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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 graphics, desktop publishing, journalism, organizational c ommunication, and technical report writing.
Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: The student must complete a minimum of nine credits of computer-intensive courses.
Advanced Standing: The program considers advanced standing for previous education on an individual basis.
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 student's instruction.
2 Elective courses should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. Those elective courses particularly appropriate to the professional writing certificate program are as follows: ART 131, ART 284, ENG 105, ENG 121-122, ENG 131-132, ENG 210, ENG 221-222, and SPD 227. Other electives may be selected, as appropriate.
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