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Career Certificate

Applied Writing and Copy Editing

This certificate is designed to provide students with a preparatory skill set relevant for employment opportunities in writing based academic support services and editing fields, which includes but is not limited to positions as tutors, clerk typists, and proofreaders. Courses in this program will focus on teaching students to analyze textual content, synthesize information, compose documents, and edit written materials at various stages of the writing process, for themselves and other writers, using both MLA and APA formatting; it will also provide and instructional pathway for students who wish to continue their academic pursuits in the A.A. English Degree.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Complete academic research on a topic
  • Analyze Textual Content
  • Synthesize Information
  • Compose documents using MLA and APA formats
  • Edit academic and professional texts
  • Support orally and in writing their points of view or findings


A. Any History course taken outside of the HI 101/HI 102 or HI 201/HI 202 sequence will result in extra credits possibly not covered by Financial Aid.

B. Students should choose a free elective that is compatible with the A.A. in English degree requirements.

C. EN 105 or EN 108 is a prerequisite for EN 217 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Prose


General Education Requirements(15 - 16 credits)

Code Name Credits
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
General Education 3
Humanities (3 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
History (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following Western Civilization or U.S. History courses  (3 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
HI 201 U.S. History I 3
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Free Elective (3 - 4 credits)
Choose one (1) 3 or 4 credit course that fits within the A.A. in English program requirements 3 - 4

Major Requirements(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
EN 201 Professional Writing and Presentation 3
Choose two (2) of the following courses
EN 105 Journalism 3
EN 108 Creative Writing 3
EN 217 Advanced Creative Writing 3

Total Credits 30 - 31