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Professional Communication Certificate

Increase your influence within any organization. Professional communication skills are required in every profession, and this four-course certificate program highlights the most important topics in establishing and improving your professional communication skills. The certificate is open to current students who working professionals who want to brush up and keep up on current communication trends.  

Coursework complements previous learning, and the learning outcomes are applicable in any professional setting.  

WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE? 

The Professional Communication Certificate is for students who want to:  

  • Improve their oral and written communication and learn to tailor it to the audience, purpose and context. 
  • Demonstrate intercultural knowledge and competence in the communication setting.
  • Be able to evaluate local, national and global issues from a communication perspective. 
  • Critically analyze and deliver messages in professional contexts. 

Affordable and Flexible Format

With just four courses, the Professional Communication Certificate can be completed in just two semesters (or four, seven-week sessions). All of the courses for the certificate program are available 100% online. We offer rolling admission, so students can start at the beginning of any seven-week session. There’s no need to wait for the start of an official semester—you can begin earning your certificate when you’re ready. 

Professors schedule assignment deadlines, but coursework and readings are done at a time that best fits your schedule. There are no live classes or scheduled meeting times, which means our programs work for working professionals. 

Courses in the UWO+ program are stackable, which helps you complete your certificate sooner! Students in the UWO+ program can enroll in one or more courses each semester, and the accelerated format means you’ll take fewer courses at the same time.  

Student Support

At UW Oshkosh, student support is at the heart of all that we do. We offer career guidance, personal support and flexible learning opportunities. UWO+ programs offer high-touch support services, so whether you need technical assistance with the learning platform or help with your assignments, we are here to help you succeed. 

Cost

UWO+ programs are strategically priced to reduce financial risk and investment for students who want to see how online courses fit into their schedules. The certificate program is priced at $220 per credit, and the certificate program consists of nine credits.  

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Online and Accelerated

The accelerated Web Design Certificate program offers additional flexibility for students working full time whether you work outside or inside the home.

There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Our online class instructors use Canvas and other online resources to give you the best at-home learning experience. Each class is guided and our instructors are always ready to help if you get stuck and need assistance.

Guided syllabi help scheduling your life around school easy and accessible. 

CREDIT EVALUATION 

If you’ve earned college credits, we are happy to provide a risk-free credit evaluation. Complete our Request for Information form and one of our program advisors will connect with you right away.   

In addition to evaluating your previous academic achievements, we also offer Credit for Prior Learning. We know that knowledge and skills come from professional and personal experiences, including military experience. You can talk more about credit for prior learning options with your advisor! 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

UWO+ programs are designed for nontraditional adult learners. ACT/SAT scores are not required for UWO+ programs and we review each application using a comprehensive review process. 

There is no admission fee to apply to UWO+ programs. 

MORE INFORMATION 

You can get a no-pressure credit and cost evaluation with one of our dedicated advisors. Even if you don’t have previous credits to transfer, we can talk about your work and life experiences and help you understand which UWO+ degree programs meet your career and life goals.   

Connect with an advisor today by filling out the form below or call (920) 424-0234. You can also email us at oce@uwosh.edu

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UWO+ degrees prepare students to be leaders in a wide variety of workplace environments.

Transfer Credits

Transfer in eligible credits from previous institutions. We’ll evaluate your individual experience on a case-by-case basis.

VETERANS RESOURCES

Military credits are eligible for transfer. Visit the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center for information about more military benefits.

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