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Professional Communications Overview

Turn your passion for writing into a career with CVTC’s Professional Communications program. Master the technical and business writing skills that will prepare you for job opportunities in business, government, non-profit organizations, and many other industries.

This 100% online, two-year program offers you the perfect combination of flexibility and convenience. Taught through a series of in-class activities and individual projects, in our eight-week core program courses, you will learn document design, production, and management; editing and proofreading; web writing; publishing, and much more.

Throughout this program, you'll learn valuable skills such as:

  • Document Design in Word
  • Documentation Development
  • Publishing in Print and Electronic Media
  • Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Literacy Theories
  • Digital Content Writing
  • Digital Media Platforms and Social Communities
  • Technical Reporting
  • Grant Writing and Business Presentations

Career Opportunities

Communications Specialist


Customer Service Representative

Health Strategies Coordinator


Technical Writer

Graduate Employers

Kelley Supply Inc

American Heart Association

Just the Facts

Professional Communications
60 Credit Associate Degree

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 Estimated Total: $10,681

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Professional Communications program.

Professional/Technical Writing
This course provides an introduction to the processes of technical and professional communication, emphasizing application of principles and problem-solving strategies to an array of assignments central to the work of career writers in the workplace.

Proposal/Grant Writing
This course is an exploration of various grant proposal forms (government, corporate, foundation), with emphasis on conceptualizing, developing, and writing proposals for real clients.

Writing for Social Media
This course introduces social media platforms, how to write blogs/posts/tweets so they resonate with readers and encourage action, engagement, and interaction. Students also create a content calendar.

Information Design
This course prepares students to design and manage information, emphasizing data visualization, accessibility, graphic organization, and instructional design strategies.

Professional Communications Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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100% of our recent Professional Communications graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Professional Communications professionals make an average starting salary of $41,457.


Regional Jobs

There are 17 job openings in the CVTC district for the Professional Communications industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.


Focus On Student Success

The program met my expectations and even exceeded them. It touched on everything that the initial description of the program provided and expanded into more things I found valuable. I was able to apply the things I was learning to my professional and personal life.

Lisa, Professional Communications Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Administrative Professional, Associate Degree

Graphic Design, Associate Degree

Marketing, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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