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NOVA-Manassas offering business writing class in the fall

For the first time in many years, the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will offer “Writing for Business” (ENG 116).

“Writing for Business” involves extensive practice in composing business correspondence and other documents. Students will learn about voice, tone, style and content appropriate to a specific audience and purpose.

The three-credit course is part of Sunrise College which offers classes early in the morning. “Writing for Business” will meet at 6:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesday for just eight weeks starting Aug. 22.

“Writing for Business” fits into NOVA’s Professional Writing Certificate which prepares students to compose documents and manage professional communications for a variety of professions, including business, military, government, science and industry. Students will gain expertise in composing, designing and editing electronic documents, as well as a comprehensive foundation in grammar and punctuation. The certificate can be completed in two full-time semesters (31 credit hours) or pursued part time.

Students can register 24 hours a day at www.nvcc.edu/startstrong or receive in-person service during normal business hours at the Manassas Campus. Students must register by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session begins.

To learn more about NOVA, call 703-323-3000.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.