Refund Information - Continuous Professional Learning
Generally $25 of the fee is non-refundable unless Humber cancels the course. However, some courses have unique refund policies (such as those offered by the Transportation Training Centre). Please be sure you understand the refund policy before you register.
If Humber cancels the course, a full refund will be granted. If you decide to Drop, Transfer or Withdraw from your course, you must
do this by logging into the CPL Learner Portal before the date listed under Important Dates on this webpage. Drop/Transfer/Withdraw deadlines are also posted in the Learner Portal and are noted in your Registration Receipt email.
Note: Leaving an email or phone message to request a Drop, Transfer or Withdrawal is not acceptable and will not be processed.
There are exceptions to this policy for some courses/programs (such as those offered by the Transportation Training Centre where Drop/Transfer/Withdrawal is permitted up to 21 days prior to the course start date only by written email request submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Refunds, where payment was made by Visa or MasterCard, a credit will be applied to the credit card that was used.
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Micro-credentials certify an individual’s assessed achievements in an ever-changing world. They allow skills and competencies to be learned in a flexible, fast and affordable way. Micro-credentials are designed to help organizations recognize and integrate critical skill-sets into their workforce while supporting the pursuit of individual career goals in a stackable, portable and customizable way.
Humber PRO is a set of workplace essential micro-credentials that can be accessed by individuals or organizations. To find our more about gaining power skills to propel your career visit Workplace Essentials.
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The online Writing for Professionals certificate program will provide you with exposure to different aspects of professional writing from report writing, writing for the web, to technical writing and preparing for publication. The more creative, engaging, and knowledgeable the writer is, the more successful the work being produced will be.
Professional writers also need to have excellent grammar, spelling and the ability to write in a variety of contexts. Upon completion of this online certificate, you will have a foundation in professional writing to apply to your present job, a new career or furthering your education in the field of writing.
The courses in this certificate are entirely online and delivered by Humber College and OntarioLearn.
The following courses in the Writing for Professionals Certificate transfer to these other Continuous Professional Learning Certificates:
COM 123 - Report and Proposal Writing and COM 129 - Grammar and Style for Professional and Workplace Writing can be transferred to our Business Communication Certificate.
Humber College also offers a full-time Ontario Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communications for those students interested in furthering their studies in this field and who meet the admission requirements.
Registration and Graduation
When you have completed the required courses in the certificate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number and the name of the program in order to receive your certificate.
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COM 123: Report and Proposal Writing
COM 129: Grammar and Style for Professional and Workplace Writing
COM 130: Writing for the Web
COM 134: Writing for Publication 1
COM 135: Writing for Publication 2
TWRT 201: Technical Writing: Introduction
COM 123Report and Proposal Writing
Clear, well-planned and crafted reports and proposals get better results. In many ways, they also communicate the strengths of the enterprise, not only in the words chosen, but the very structure and organization of the document. Whether you are trying to respond to a business opportunity, communicate progress on an important project or share your ideas with others, the structure, style and expression of your report or proposal can be a major factor in achieving your goals. Report and Proposal Writing is designed to provide individuals with the skills they need to improve the planning, structuring and formatting of formal and informal reports and proposals.
COM 129Grammar and Style for Professional and Workplace Writing
Grammar and Style for Professional and Workplace Writing provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the editing and proofreading process, as well as a variety of writing styles. Students will begin by learning how to recognize and correct errors in accordance with accepted Canadian standards. Then, students will apply this knowledge while proofreading and editing their own, and others', writing. Students will analyze the styles used in examples of business, academic and narrative writing, in order to understand when and how to use each style. As part of this unit, students will also learn how writing differs according to platform (ie. the web versus print), purpose, and audience. As students work to produce stylistically and grammatically correct writing, they will be given opportunities to work in collaboration with their peers, which reflects the experience of working as part of a writing or editing team to help produce acceptable manuscripts and professional documents. Potential editors and writers, working professionals and students will benefit from the practical writing, editing and teaming skills they will learn in this course.
Using a practical, hands-on approach, this course takes you inside the fast-moving world of writing for the internet while looking at a range of work assignments and working environments. The lectures and assignments examine specific issues and skills such as writing for emphasis and visual impact, the basics of search-engine-optimized (SEO) writing, sourcing images and video and simple techniques for incorporating them with text. You will examine the various styles and requirements involved in writing for blogs, online magazines, commercial websites and other text-based models, including social media. The curriculum has a real-world focus and you will both participate in and create your own blogs. Each type of writing assignment studied will include a look at work opportunities in terms of what is typically available and how to find those opportunities.
The general objective of this course is to introduce students to creative writing and the publishing process. Students will follow the various steps of manuscript preparation, including conferencing, editing and proofreading. Students will examine the writer's craft using a wide range of professional works as models.
This course focuses on the publishing process with emphasis on the Canadian magazine trade. Students will be encouraged to develop their ideas into acceptable compositions and to approach suitable publishers for their work.
This course provides the fundamental tools required to be a technical writer. You will develop and use the various tools that a technical writer uses on the job, such as an audience analysis and a task matrix. Learn effective interview techniques that assist you in information gathering and also how to write well-constructed procedures that conform to industry standards.