Certificate in Professional Communication

The Certificate in Professional Communication (CPC) program is a certificate of proficiency program that prepares students for a professional career by cultivating communicative judgment in professional practice. The program consists of six courses (18 credit units). All courses within the program have a rhetorical foundation and are delivered by the School of Professional Development, College of Engineering.

Registration into the Certificate in Professional Communication is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in any degree program at the University of Saskatchewan; however, it may also be completed as a stand-alone program.

The prescribed schedule for courses required to earn the Certificate in Professional Communication is flexible; however, students are encouraged to complete RCM 400.3 before other RCM 400-level courses. Finally, students are required to complete RCM 495.3 as a capstone course.

Course Information

All required courses in the Certificate in Professional Communication (CPC) program are offered on an annual basis during the fall and winter terms. While most elective courses are also offered on an annual basis, due to resource limitations, the School of Professional Development, College of Engineering, may not offer every elective course. Select courses may be offered during the spring and summer terms.

In its current form, all courses in this program are delivered in a traditional lecture format whereby participants are required to attend class in person at the University of Saskatchewan Campus. Courses are not currently offered online or in a modular or blended format.

For further information on current academic offerings, please consult the Dynamic Schedule or contact the School of Professional Development, College of Engineering via telephone (306-966-7830).

Please note that students can receive credit for only one of the Professional Communication Option or the Certificate in Professional Communication. Double-counting of courses toward both of these programs is not allowed.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements (18 credit units)