The Certificate of Professional Writing is designed for students who want to build their writing skills in order to get jobs that require clear, professional written communication. Classes are small and give sustained, personal attention to students’ writing, including individualized feedback on projects, to foster growth in every student. Writing projects focus on documents commonly needed in professional and public situations, including reports, instructions, and proposals.
The certificate consists of 12 credit hours (4 classes) and can be completed in a year. As students proceed through the classes, they compile a portfolio of professional writing samples that can be used on the job market.
The program is open to current SHC students and to members of the community. Community members can complete the program with all online courses. On-campus students may select in-person courses as well as online courses to complete the certificate when they are available.
This certificate prepares students to:
Students in this certificate program will be able to analyze professional and technical writing situations, create detailed content, and edit content to match proper grammar and professional standards. This program is highly recommended to those going into a field where reports, documents, and research are heavily valued such as marketing, finance, human resources, etc.
Division Chair of Languages and Literature
Associate Professor – Emeritus
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