Today's employment environment increasingly values professionals with strong writing and technology skills. This fully online Declaration of Academic Achievement program will help you become detail-focused and web-savvy in your writing, editing and document design. Additionally, you'll gain crucial knowledge of the Agile Project Development process, which is becoming an increasingly prominent project management methodology, especially in technology-focused workplaces.
- You will receive a letter of Recognition for completing one or two of these courses
- These courses count towards the Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in Advanced Communication for Professionals
- MGMT-6061 is shared with the Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in Project Management (PRJ1) offered by the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. Students in this program who have completed this course will have advanced standing in this DOAA
Level 1 Credits COMM-6030 Editing for Professional Documents-Adv 4 This course will prepare students for the technical and formatting challenges encountered while editing documents for diverse professional fields, including (but not limited to) the sciences, law, business, and media. An emphasis will be placed on transforming problematic, vague, and/or highly technical language into clear prose that is error free, sophisticated and accessible. Students will also learn strategies for working with documents generated by second language speakers. The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare graduates for editing a wide range of documents with varying levels of technicality for diverse audiences. COMM-6031 Writing for the Web 4 The hyper-connected 21st Century workplace has created new channels to produce digital media more rapidly, more often, and more widely than ever before. The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and strategically in this environment is critical for reaching professional goals. In this course, students explore theoretical concepts, such as media richness and social presence, in various formats vital to the digital workplace. Students are also provided the opportunity to learn, develop, and apply web-based writing skills essential for career success and future growth. Subject areas include strategic web writing, designing for diversity and special audiences, the basics of SEO (search engine optimized) writing, social media management, and the principles of universal design. By the end of the course, students will have developed skills in constructing a range of representative web content. MGMT-6061 Agile Project Development 3 Students learn the skills of Agile Project Development for high risk, high change projects. They determine how to develop and manage the product backlog, create and use effective users stories and develop project use cases to manage project requirements. Students role-play as ScrumMaster leader and run mock planning sessions, re-planning session, planning poker, risk and retrospective sessions. Students will estimate project tasks using story points analyze and manage the project scope and expectations with stakeholders to deliver on the project.
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