The Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in the Business & Government Specialization are designed for information specialists in business and government who write a lot in their work but who are not trained as writers and whose job titles do not include "writer." Courses include developing print, online, and graphic materials; writing grant and new-business proposals as well as effective business correspondence; handling statistical material both in text as well as in tables, charts, and graphs; using software applications common to the business and government work environments; and, most importantly, practicing clear succinct direct writing that is carefully adapted to its intended audience and that gets the job done.
Note: Certificate and degree plans are flexible; courses can be substituted from the other specialization. Contact the department chairperson.
Certificate. Descriptions of the certificate, with requirements and course listings, by catalog date:
Associate of Applied Science. Description of the AAS degree, with requirements and course listings, by catalog date:
Continuing Education Certificate. Take these six courses to earn the CE certificate:
Recommended electives. Courses offered by the Visual Communication program and by the Computer Information Systems program are highly recommended for careers in business and government communication: