English

Workplace Writing

Certificate

The 13-credit Workplace Writing certificate program provides you with opportunities to learn and improve your strategies and skills for effective workplace writing. Communication competency is essential on virtually any career path. Completing this certificate will give you the power to write with confidence, clarity, and concision.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Workplace Writing Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1118
Style and Correctness for Writers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces students to the grammatical and stylistic strategies necessary to effectively edit and proofread professional documents. Students will practice revising at the structural and sentence levels. The course supports students preparing for a wide variety of professional settings, such as business, paralegal, computer science, engineering, nursing, and others. Placement by Accuplacer assessment into English 1108 or completion of ENG/EAP 0099 with a C or better.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1130
Writing and Research For the Professions
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1116
ENG 1145
Writing for the Web    OR

Introduction to Technical Writing
3

Writing for the Web
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the creation of writing in web-based contexts (such as wikis, blogs, multi-modal essays, and other emergent forms) composed with images, links, audio, and/or video; on analysis and application of the elements of attractive web page design; and on presentation of information in a concise and appealing style. Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Introduction to Technical Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces students to developing, writing, and presenting information in technical settings, including the use of graphics to enhance visual appearance and usability. Students will work on a variety of assignments, including writing and revising technical reports and articles, procedures, and mechanism descriptions. Students will explore options for using technology to convey information efficiently and appropriately. Emphasis is on audience analysis, effective design, and clear, concise, accurate expression. Placement by Accuplacer into ENG 1108 or completion of ENG/EAP 0099 with a C or better.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Workplace Writing Curriculum 13