Certificate of Achievement in Writing Consultancy

Division: Language Arts

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Writing Consultancy. Students completing this certificate will acquire the ability to communicate effective strategies, grounded in writing theory, as they tutor emerging writers; they will be able to communicate productively to a diverse population as they tutor; and they will exhibit proficient academic reading and writing skills themselves.

Program Outcomes

  • Help peers use effective strategies to generate, revise, and edit their writing. Tutoring techniques will be grounded in Writing Center and Composition theory.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in academic reading and writing and be able to articulate writing concepts and rhetorical moves.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse student writers, adjusting interpersonal communication practices to the writers’ needs.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: teaching assistantships; tutoring in composition at the secondary, tertiary, and adult level; editing; publishing.

Required Certificate Courses (12 Units)12
College Reading & Composition
Logic and Composition
Intro to Writing Consultancy
Writing Cons. Theory/Practice
Education Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Restricted Electives (4 Units)4
Select four units from the following courses:
Interpersonal Communication
Composition and Literature
Creative Writing
Writing Center Pedagogy
Research Proj in WC Consulting
Writing for New Media
Introduction to Language
Education Wrk Exp-2nd Sem
Total16

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Language Arts Division Chair.