NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
    Instructional Programs

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 communication, and technical report writing.

Special Curriculum Completion Requirements: The student must complete a minimum of nine credits of computer-intensive courses.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

ART283Computer Graphics I4
ENG111College Composition I3
ENG115Technical Writing3
   SPD115Small Group Communication3
___Electives 6
ENG116Writing for Business 3
ENG135Applied Grammar 3
ENG295Topics In: Tech. Report 
   Writing or Writing User Manuals 3

Total Credits/Semester1615

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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