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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing & Communication, AA

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Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy 

Professional writing is the integration of creativity, technology, and problem solving. The ability to communicate in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes is a widely sought skill in the marketplace. Students who pursue an emphasis in professional writing particularly when coupled with another major or minor will be highly competitive for careers in education, business and the arts.

Professional Writing majors interested in technical writing, creative writing or journalism should contact their four-year transfer institution for recommendations concerning elective courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Professional Writing & Communication degree program, students should be able to:

  • Exhibit a thorough understanding of audience, purpose, genre, and context that is responsive to the situation
  • Create and develop ideas within the context of the situation and the assigned task(s)
  • Apply formal and informal conventions of writing, including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices, in particular forms and/or fields
  • Critically read, evaluate, apply, and synthesize evidence and/or sources in support of a claim
  • Follow an appropriate documentation system
  • Demonstrate proficiency with conventions, including spellings, grammar, mechanics, and word choice appropriate to the writing task

Full list of requirements can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours


Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

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