Part-time Courses - Business Communication and Writing
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|OLRN1080||Business Report Writing
Description: The student learns how to structure written reports from memos to formal presentations in a way that is precise, clear and easy to read. This course is ideal for anyone who finds the report writing demands of the job outstrip their training. The student learns mastery of reports through a series of ten assignments ranging from simple memos to formal reports - all under the guidance of a professional writer. Demands on the student are high, but the results are worth it.
|COMM1865||Business Writing Strategies
Description: Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.
|OLRN1985||Communications for Business II
Description: Employers are looking for employees who possess strong analytical skills and good written and oral communication skills. The first step in applying these skills is in the job search process. Understanding how problems can be solved will be transferred to the job search, report writing and oral communication components of the course. The appropriate documentation and research required to execute an effective job search strategy will be created in this course. Report-writing skills involving detailed problem solving will be applied. As employees advance in their careers, the ability to produce a well-documented, complete and concise report becomes increasingly important. Finally, the ability to speak confidently about a variety of topics to various group sizes is of crucial importance. This course will allow the student to further develop effective oral presentation skills which will be invaluable in career development.
Description: Social Media requires a different approach to communication and writing in terms of how you write, who you are communicating with and how your message is received. Using social media tools, learners practice and assess their social media writing capacity. Topics, such as generational preferences, integrating informal writing and communication for corporate purposes, personal branding and communicating appropriately to different target groups using different digital communication tools are explored.
|COMM1805||Writing a Marketing Plan
Description: This course provides the fundamental skills and templates required to complete a comprehensive and practical marketing plan. Embellishing and enhancing the plan is really a function of writing savvy. This course focuses on the core concepts required to address product positioning, pricing, promotion, and place of distribution - the four P's of Marketing. This course provides a blue-print with easy-to-use templates which can be applied to any marketing plan. Turning the templates into a plan becomes a simple writing exercise.
Description: Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. Starting with a review of sentence parts, students move to an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring and culminate in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business writing.
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