College Credit: 1 credit hour
Estimated Length: 20 seat hours
Business Writing focuses on specific business writing processes needed to produce business memos, email, good and bad news messages, reports, graphics in writing, electronic presentations and proofreading.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the ACC Schedule of Classes for course start and end dates.
Learning takes place with an instructor in an online classroom and will include homework activities and weekly assignments.
This is a 10-week accelerated course which will require weekly assignments and periodic online communication with an instructor. Visit link above for course start and end dates. Please note, this course is not eligible for extensions.
- know how to effectively communicate for specific business purposes and audiences using clear, readable and effective correspondence
- possess a thorough understanding of appropriate standards and methods for communicating in the workplace
- have the ability to develop and deliver dynamic and engaging written and verbal business presentations
- earn one hour of college credit
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- analyze basic models for memos, email and letters
- understand good news, neutral, persuasive and bad news messages
- explain the writing process
- identify traits of excellent business writers
- utilize graphics in business documents
- identify common errors in business communication
- demonstrate proofreading ability
Corresponding in the Workplace
Writing memos, emails, letters and faxes, writing good news and neutral messages, bad news and persuasive messages
Using Special Forms of Writing
writing reports, proposals, instructions and application-related documents
Writing and Presenting Skills
Using the writing process, benchmarking writing with the seven traits, using graphics in business documents and writing and giving presentations
Using punctuation, checking mechanics, using the right word, understanding grammar and constructing sentences