3 required courses (50 hours)
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Complete in 4 months, or up to 2 years
Courses start at $359
Writing and editing for business is the process of ensuring that business communications are clear, precise and effective. These courses are ideal for anyone who needs to communicate effectively in writing in the workplace, or wants to brush up on basic writing skills.
In this program, you will learn to write concise materials such as business documents, emails, reports and letters. Refresh your knowledge of common grammar and punctuation errors, and review sentence structure. Explore different writing styles and learn how to organize your thoughts for more effective business writing.
Highlights and benefits
Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects
Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills
Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals
Gain hands-on experience |Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers
Course schedule by semester
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Editing for Beginners
|Grammar and Punctuation Essentials||•||•||•|
|Effective Business Writing||•||•|
Please complete either Editing Fundamentals OR Editing for Beginners first, then Grammar & Punctuation Essentials and Effective Business Writing to earn your certificate.
This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.
Textbooks may be purchased independently or at the Cougars Campus Store. Search by Term and Department (XTBW).
Available on Amazon: Chandler, M. (2017). Good Writing is Good Business. Green Fuse Inc.
Available as e-book or rental option from VitalSource: Ruvinsky, M. (2014). Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press Canada.