The Professional Writing Certificate offers a career-focused educational experience that prepares you to solve communication problems in the real world. As a graduate of this 15-credit certificate, you will be able to rhetorically assess communication situations, design visually compelling documents, and clarify technical concepts for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.
With a focus on generating polished, user-centered deliverables, this certificate will enable you to help address an area of critical importance in business, nonprofit, governmental and community workplaces – clearly communicating information.
- Understand and implement basic professional writing concepts
- Understand and apply editing strategies, rhetorical theory, usability research, and visual rhetoric to create professional deliverables
- Develop strategies for effectively responding to communication situations in professional contexts to complete a significant, collaborative client-based project