Academic Certificate in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition provides students with advanced instruction in the theory and practice of writing in a variety of rhetorical situations and multiple modalities. The certificate program will prepare students to write more effectively in both the workplace and higher education.

Program Prerequisites Credits: 6

ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3

Required Courses Credits: 4

ENG270Workplace Writing3
ENG297Writing Program Portfolio1

Restricted Electives

ENG109Business Writing for ESL3
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing3
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language3
ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
ENG216Persuasive Writing on Public Issues3
ENG217Personal and Exploratory Writing3
ENG218Writing About Literature3
ENG219Life Stories3
ENG235Magazine Article Writing3
ENG298++Special Projects (any suffixed course) (1-3)3

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Major: 6239N
First Term: 2011 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 10
CIPS code: 23.1301
SOC codes: 25-1123, 25-1199, 27-3041, 27-3042, 27-3043
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: N/A
Instructional Council: English (28)
GPA: 2.0