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Business Writing Certificate

Business Writing Certificate student

All IN-PERSON professional development courses through August 31 have been cancelled or moved online. Courses that are available virtually are denoted with
"Online Option" in the course title. 


Enhance this core competency of all professional interactions in a way that avoids misunderstandings and conveys information in an appropriate manner and tone, while gaining support for your positions.

  • Use advanced editing and proofreading strategies
  • Develop persuasive business proposals
  • Write concisely and persuasively for the web and social media
  • Create written policies and procedures

Video: Business Writing Course Testimonials

Business Writing Courses

Choose five courses (30 contact hours) to complete the certificate

Advanced Editing and Proofreading Strategies (6 hours) $420
Business Grammar Update - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Foundations in Business Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Technical Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing Business Reports and Proposals - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing for Social Media - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing for the Web - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing Policies and Procedures (6 hours) $420

Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.

Business Writing Digital Badge

Professional Certificate
Digital Badges

The College is now offering digital badges with the completion of a professional development certificate. Learn more about digital badges.

Improve Your Writing Today

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The marketplace of ideas has become increasingly noisy and overcrowded. Ideas that are clear and concise are the most likely to break through. Ben Shank, who teaches a host of professional development courses for CCAPS, including Technical Writing, Writing for Social Media, and Advanced Editing and Proofreading Strategies, has some advice on how to make your ideas stand out and better drive your personal agenda. 

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