Certificate of Achievement in Writing Consultancy

Division: English

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

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in a variety of modalities of composition.

  • Students will identify, prioritize, and address higher- and lower-order writing concerns.
  • Students will guide writers toward next steps in drafting and revising in accordance with best practices in Writing Center and Composition pedagogy.

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.

Program Requirements 

ENGL 001College Reading and Composition4
ENGL 002Logic and Composition3
ENGL 123Introduction to Writing Consultancy2
ENGL 124Writing Consultancy Theory and Practice2
Select five units from the following courses:
COMM 004Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 004Composition and Literature3
ENGL 014Creative Writing3
ENGL 125Writing Center Pedagogy2
ENGL 126Research Project in Writing Center Consulting2
JOUR 001Writing for New Media3.5
LING 111Introduction to Language3
WEXP 193LEducation Work Experience – First Semester1
WEXP 194LEducation Work Experience - Second Semester1

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.