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Please note that our undergraduate certificates will be discontinued Fall 2013. You will need to complete the requirements before RIT transitions to the semester system. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your academic advisor.
Build an academic program that you can complete at a pace that suits your lifestyle. The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies offers a number of certificate programs designed for students who want to gain expertise in a specific area of study or who wish to focus on one area of study at a time. Credits earned in these programs can be applied toward an Associates and/or Bachelors degree in Applied Arts and Science.
In each certificate program, up to four credits may be awarded through credit by experience/examination. Students must achieve a program GPA of at least 2.0 in order to be certified. CMS academic advisors can explain the details. Just give them a call or send an e-mail to get started.
To apply online for undergraduate study at RIT, please visit the office of Undergraduate Admissions' website.
Professionals in the logistics field need the tools and knowledge to successfully build international supply chains, finesse sourcing and material purchases in a global market, balance worldwide production schedules, deliver on customized just-in-time demands, and optimize real-time control of their inventory and assets.
Profound and ongoing changes are taking place in organizations and individuals need to be flexible and proactive in response to these changes. The Organizational Change and Leadership certificate will help students understand corporate culture and develop skills necessary to manage organizational and individual change. Through the study of leadership, corporate culture, change management, organizational behavior, and teams, individuals will understand and obtain the skills necessary to proactively manage change.
This cerificate is a revision of the Certificate in Organizational Change. There will be no adverse affect on current students as they will be able to complete the Certificate in Organizational Change or transition into a new program if they choose. There will be no impact on faculty or resources.
Almost every organization employs individuals, either in house or by contract through public relations agencies, who can prepare press releases, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, point-of-purchase promotions and other persuasive, informative materials in a variety of media. The professional writing program provides specialized instruction in writing marketing materials, inbound and outbound publications, corporate-level communications and speeches and scripts.
Professional Writing Courses
The objective is to equip students with state-of-the-art tools and skills necessary to function as quality professionals in a variety of settings. Students completing this program will be well-positioned to work as quality team leaders, trainers, facilitators, and managers in a variety of organizational levels and settings. The certificate is four courses, each four credits, and is offered totally online.
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Technical communication is an essential, challenging and rewarding profession, one that can be practiced within an organization or outside, through independent contracting. As the technologies evolve, so does the need for skilled communicators. Industrial, business, scientific, medical and nonprofit sectors have recognized the importance of communication to their successes. The ability to present information effectively in forms such as manuals, brochures, data sheets, promotional materials, systems documentation, reports, trade and professional journals, Web sites and videos, among others is a highly valued asset in the work place today.
The sequence of courses is designed to be completed in three quarters of part-time study. It provides a strong, practical foundation in technical communication skills. The Basic Technical Communication certificate is a prerequisite for the Advanced Technical Communication certificate.
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