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Writing Professionally

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Writing Professionally

This is an online course that requires access to a computer with video and audio capabilities as well as an internet connection. This course can be taken from anywhere in Ontario. It is 40 hours delivered over 8 or 10 weeks.

This practical course will help you

  • develop a strategic approach to writing workplace communication.
  • understand purpose and audience in written workplace communication.
  • use logical structure in emails.
  • write effective emails to make requests, exchange information, make complaints and follow up.

Activities based on everyday written communication tasks in the workplace will help you

  • use self-editing strategies to identify common personal errors and make changes.
  • produce single- and multiple-paragraph professional writing for an appropriate audience and purpose.

Minimum eligibility requirements considered by colleges include:

  • you have successfully completed an OSLT course in Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Sales & Marketing, Project Management, Professional Managers, Technology or one of the following 40-hour OSLT online modules: Communicating in the Business Sector in Ontario OR Communicating in the Technology Sector in Ontario.
  • you are familiar with computers and related technology.
  • you have valid Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs).
  • you are a permanent resident, convention refugee/protected person, Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependant in Canada (until March 31, 2025), or temporary resident affected by the crisis in Gaza (showing “MOME2023” in status documentation until March 31, 2027).
  • you live in Ontario.

Some colleges may request additional information.

See all Business courses and modules and all Technology courses and modules.

Writing Professionally is offered online by the following colleges in 2023-2024:

COLLEGE LOCATION PHONE NUMBER / EMAIL
Centennial Online 416-289-5000 x 57405 / oslt@centennialcollege.ca
Fanshawe Online 519-452-4430 x 26501 / oslt@fanshawec.ca
George Brown Online 416-415-5000 x 6980 /oslt@georgebrown.ca
Mohawk Online 905-575-1212 x 3092 / learnEnglish@mohawkcollege.ca
Niagara Online 905-641-2252 x 4188 / oslt@niagaracollege.ca
Seneca Online +1-416-764-9722 / oslt@senecapolytechnic.ca
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