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English for Business: High Technology Option Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    The English for Business: High Technology Option Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to improve their communication skills for employment in high technology industries. This program will offer four credit courses intended to progressively build business-oriented oral and written skills for individuals employed or seeking employment in companies around the region. This program will prepare students to successfully communicate in both oral and written formats used on the job. Workplace culture and expectations will be explored, either in the context of a specific company or with job preparation in mind. By the end of the program students should be able to give and receive information, actively participate in meetings, and deliver effective presentations and reports in the English language.
  • Academic Title
    English for Business: High Technology Option Certificate
  • Course description
    ELS1390      English for Business: Communication Basics
    Description: This course focuses on listening and speaking to others in a technical workplace environment to effectively exchange information and instructions. Participants will also build their vocabulary, learn cultural aspects of effective communication, and practice their grammar through writing effective messages.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ELS1410     English for Business: Communication for Participation
    Description: This course focuses on ease of communication for the purpose of giving and receiving feedback and opinions effectively in a variety of situations in a technical workplace environment. Participants will practice effective participation in meetings. The effects of culture on the workplace will be explored in order to build confidence to interact in any situation at work. Participants will continue to build a solid base of business/technical vocabulary and practice writing more complex business messages with a focus on grammatical accuracy.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ELS1390

    ELS1420     English for Business: Communication to Persuade
    Description: This course focuses on effective business communication, encouraging participants to prepare for leadership roles in the workplace through leading meetings, making effective presentations, and writing persuasive messages. The nature of effective interaction in the Canadian and global workplace community will be explored. Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation will continue to be stressed.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ELS1410

    ELS1430     English for Business: Communication for Success

    Description: In this course, students create individual plans to polish language skills based on grammar, pronunciation, and writing diagnostics. Students will write reports and make presentations on topics of relevance to their professional interests. Time will be spent each class honing writing accuracy and building clear speech patterns.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ELS1420

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