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Central Washington University
400 E University Way MS 7438
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7438


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Professional Writing Certificate

The professional writing certificate allows students to develop their writing skills for professional and business environments. It is delivered entirely online to serve professionals already working in careers as well as students planning to begin professional or business careers. Students will learn the rhetorical requirements for specific forms of written communication, including letters, memos, reports, proposals, promotional materials, and press releases. They will also learn to edit their own writing for clarity, correctness, and style.

Required Courses
    ENG 301 - Rhetoric for Professional Writers Credits: (5)
    ENG 310 - Technical Writing Credits: (4)
    COM 347 - Copy Editing Credits: (4)
    COM 370 - Advanced Public Relations Writing Credits: (4)



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