Algonquin College

Professional Writing

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Media and Design (Ottawa)
Field of Study:English Technical and Business Writing
Writing, General
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program provides students with the broad base of skills and knowledge required to begin careers as professional writers. Students learn to research, write and edit for print and the Internet in a wide variety of formats. The courses are designed so that students gain an understanding of how professional writers change their voice depending on the context in which they are writing. Students also acquire the necessary skills to write independently and collaboratively in freelance and organizational settings.

Students learn from professionals from a variety of writing fields. Students have the opportunity to experience a field placement or explore topics of interest in a project-based course.
URL:Professional Writing at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,465

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $900 in the first year and $600 in the second year.
Careers:Authors and WritersTechnical Writers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 24, 2016