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Business Writing

Do you want to become a better writer?

This certificate will improve your writing for both traditional and online communication channels. With this certificate, you will build on essential writing skills, including audience analysis, grammar and mechanics, style and tone, drafting and editing, and professional research. Classes explore the skills necessary to create effective messages for web and print audiences. You’ll learn to craft clear, quality messages to your customers, clients, employees, and other business audiences.

Students who are awarded this certificate will earn at least a 3.0 grade in all courses.

  1. Analyze the audience and purpose for a variety of business messages and web writing tasks.
  2. Develop effective business communications emphasizing quantitative reasoning and equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  3. Use appropriate style, language, spelling, grammar, punctuation and other mechanics for business messages.
  4. Collaborate with others to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  5. Demonstrate information literacy by using professional databases to gather credible information and propose solutions for organizational problems.   

Students who earn this certificate will build on essential writing skills, including the ability to make appropriate choices in style, grammar, and mechanics.  Courses included in this certificate will build the skills necessary to create effective messages with clearly defined purposes for target audiences both on and off-line, utilizing writing styles and communication strategies appropriate for various channels and modes of communication.  Toward that end, students will learn to perform research when appropriate to support clearly defined business purposes and to understand and implement both textual and non-textual styles of communication.  Students who are awarded this certificate will earn at least a 3.0 grade in all courses.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 15


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 272
Business Correspondence  
5
BT 274
Business Writing for the Web  
5
Total Credits
 
10

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BT 273
Business Research and Report Writing  
5
Total Credits
 
5

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 1,854
$ 2,669
$ 4,769
$ 1,483
Books
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
Course Fees
$ 16
$ 16
$ 16
$ 16
Institutional Fees
$ 204
$ 204
$ 204
$ 204
Total Costs
$ 2,074
$ 2,889
$ 4,990
$ 1,704

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Shilo Stuart

Enrollment/Onboarding Advisor

Shilo.Stuart@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7490