February 7, 2005: Program equips students for electronic workplace

      February 7, 2005
      Contact: Crawford Kilian
      Tel: 604.983.7585

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano College’s Professional Communications Certificate program will be introduced to interested students at an information meeting on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the Cedar building, room 136 on the North Vancouver campus.

      “The program is entering its third year,” says program coordinator Crawford Kilian. “Students can enter the program in January, May, or September. We’re looking forward to a very busy fall term.”

      Launched in 2003, the program offers intensive training in a wide range of workplace writing and speaking skills. Students can choose from courses such as Web content development, corporate communications, visual communications, and introduction to technical writing.

      “Most of our students are working,” says Kilian, “so we offer most courses one night a week. The certificate requires just five courses, so a student could complete the program in just two terms of part-time work.”

      Graduates should be able to tackle many different kinds of writing tasks, from producing corporate newsletters to editing Web text to writing media releases.

      “B.C. employers say their most-wanted employee skills are good communication abilities,” says Kilian. “We agree, and our graduates will have those skills.”

      Kilian says the Professional Communications courses are open to students who aren’t in the program. “Any Capilano College student with strong English skills can sign up,” he says. “Our courses transfer to universities and other colleges and university colleges,so they could be useful electives for students going on to university as well as into the workplace.”

      Another information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Cedar building, room 135.

      For more information, contact Crawford Kilian at 604.983.7585 or at ckilian@thehub.capcollege.bc.ca.

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