Writing Certificate of Completion

Writing Certificate Courses

Catalog Information

The following courses are required for the Writing Certificate of Completion:

General education (10 credits)

                  ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN) (Fall)
                  ENGL 1030 Writing in the Professions (HR)
                  Math 1010 (or equivalent) Quantitative Studies (QL)

Core requirements (17 credits)

                  ENGL 2500 Grammar & Style (Fall)
                  ENGL 1800 Digital Media Essentials
                  ENGL 1910 WCC Capstone (1 credit. Register your last semester in the program)
                  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing
                  ENGL 2100 Technical Writing

Choice of

                  ENGL 1810 Mentoring Writers (Fall)
                  ENGL 1820 Publication Center Studies (Spring)

Certificate requires the completion of an electronic portfolio and completion of a service-learning project or internship or equivalency, which will be the individualized focus of ENGL 1910. 

Sample Electives (6 credits—electives may be done across the discipline if they meet the criteria for a writing-emphasis course)

Course            Title                                         Prerequisite

Any course in the English Department
BUS 2200       Business Communications       ENGL 1010
INTL 2060       Intl Lit and Culture                    None
COMM 1130   Reporting for the Mass Media   None
COMM 1610   Reporting/Writing                      None
COMM 1620   Editing Intro                               COMM 1610
COMM 1140   Environmental Communication None
MATH 1030    Quantitative Reasoning             Math 1010
POLS 2300    Ideologies                                  None

Course Descriptions

General Education for the Writing Certificate of Completion

English 1010 Intro to Writing
Prereq: WRTG 0990 w/C or better, equivalent or placement. Development of critical literacies-reading, writing and thinking using methods of knowledge-making. Promotes awareness of rhetorical strategies as they apply to a variety of socio-cultural contexts.

English 1030 Writing in the Professions
Course examines theoretical principles, practical applications and ethical approaches of public and professional writing and places these concepts in experience-specific settings and contexts with the focus on writing as human interaction.

Math 1010 Intermediate Algebra
Prereq: RDG 0900; MATH 0990 with C or appropriate CPT score. Linear and quadratic equations; inequities; polynominals; rational expressions; radicals; negative and rational exponents; complex numbers; linear systems; introduction to functions; logarithms; and exponential functions.

Core Courses for the Writing Certificate of Completion

 English 2500 Grammar & Style
A study of prose style through the lens of grammar, focusing on shaping sentences, paragraphs, and longer discourses for rhetorical effect, elegance, clarity, readability, and coherence. Students will gain practical abilities to edit their own and others prose.

English 1800 Digital Media Essentials
Intro to software & hardware used to create multimedia productions and modalities in which writing occurs. Hands-on experience using hardware, software to create 2D/3D graphics, sound, animation, & video. Discussion of the multimedia market, copyright, & ethics in mass media.

English 1910 WCC Capstone
Course examines practical documentation, creation and application of the Writing Certificate of Completion Program, including the WCC ePortfolio, resume writing and revision of signature assignments. The grade for this course is given after the ePortfolio is graded at the end of the program.

English 2010 Intermediate Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with a C or better. Extends principles of rhetorical awareness and knowledge making introduced in English 1010 and increases the ideological engagement within the classroom. Interrogates socioeconomic and political issues. Certain sections taught using service-learning.

English 2100 Technical Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with C or better. Professional writing in technical fields, contextualizing assignments in real-life work situations. Adaptation of writing strategies to cultural, social, and political contexts. Composing of diverse workplace documents. Certain sections taught using service-learning.

CHOICE OF

English 1810 Mentoring Writers
Introduces students to the theory, practice, and pedagogy of writing centers and provides practical experience through service-learning opportunities at SLCC?s Student Writing Center (SWC) and Community Writing Center (CWC).

OR

English 1820 Publication Center Studies
Introduces students to the theory and practice of production, circulation, and distribution of printed and digital writing. Provides experience with publication software and equipment. Students will assist peers with production.

Sample Electives (6 credits—electives may be done across the discipline if they meet the criteria for a writing-emphasis course)

Certificate requires the completion of an electronic portfolio and completion of a service-learning project or internship or equivalency, which will be the individualized focus of ENGL 1910.