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3 required courses (50 hours)


Online, Fast Track | Learn more


Complete in 4 months, or up to 2 years

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.)
Grammar and Punctuation Essentials ON ON ON
Effective Business Writing ON ON ON
Editing for Beginners     ON
Editing Fundamentals ON ON ON


Please complete either Editing Fundamentals OR Editing for Beginners first, then Grammar & Punctuation Essentials and Effective Business Writing to earn your certificate.



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

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.



Additional Details


Complete three required courses to earn your certificate of completion.

Courses in this certificate can be taken in any order.

Special savings

Register for three or more courses in this program at once and receive a 5% discount. Note, discounts will not be applied retroactively after payment has already been received and registration is finalized.

Discount will be applied at checkout.

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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