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Professional Writing PRW.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: English
Effective as of Fall 2024

What is the program about?

The Professional Writing Certificate offers appropriate courses for students and professionals interested in improving their writing, editing, and computer skills for a future in professional writing or to enhance their marketability. The certificate is especially useful for those in professional and administrative positions in business, hospitality, health, and human services.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to think critically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Create works polished enough to submit in a professional setting.
  • Communicate in a variety of ways to varied audiences through writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy, and information literacy.

Career Opportunities

The Professional Writing Short-Term Certificate is a valuable addition to many, if not all, majors at Sinclair. Students completing this certificate will learn writing and communication techniques essential in the workplace. Top jobs for students earning this certificate are in the copywriting, marketing, finance, grant, hospitality, legal, technical, health, and business fields. Current research indicates that employers seek candidates who have expertise in writing in a professional setting, and students completing this certificate will acquire a facility with writing and language use in that environment.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
BIS 1220 Word Processing Software 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1131 Business Writing 3
ENG 1199 Textual Editing 3
JOU 2101 (Introduction to Journalism) OR ENG 2257 (Creative Writing: Nonfiction) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.