About The Program

The Professional Writing certificate program prepares candidates to compose documents and manage professional communications, such as documentation, technical reports and proposals. Students will develop a comprehensive foundation in professional business correspondence, grammar and punctuation. The program offers several electives, including journalism, technical report writing, graphic design, writing for publication, writing for the Web, social media, and communications. The final course is a capstone class in which students prepare a "professional portfolio" of exemplary writing (and other projects). Students also will receive guidance in finding employment opportunities and preparing for job interviews. This credential is not designed to transfer.

Program Degrees and Certificates

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Alexandria Campus
Shonette Grant

Annandale Campus
Jay Steere

Loudoun Campus
Lisa Stelle

Manassas Campus
Christine Kervina

Woodbridge Campus
Stephanie Harm