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Advanced Certificate in Professional Writing

The Professional Writing advanced certificate will provide students with skills in writing for today’s complex workplace environments. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, written communication skills rank highly in desirable attributes for prospective employers in 2021, with almost three-quarters of employer respondents (73.4%). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) also predicts a higher-than-average growth rate for technical writing positions from 2020 – 2030.

Students will prepare for careers as professional or technical writers, or enhance writing, editing, design, and collaborative abilities needed for other positions by achieving the following outcomes:

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Compose in a variety of professional writing genres for diverse audiences.
  2. Acquire expertise in designing digital and print texts.
  3. Engage in meaningful collaborations to write, edit, and design texts.
  4. Develop a portfolio of professional writing texts to share with employers.

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Mary Lamb

Dr. Mary Lamb
Department Chair