This course teaches communication skills for professional audiences in diverse disciplines. It focuses on Web 2.0 communication such as email and web/URL searching, as well as analog communication such as letter-writing. To equip students to communicate effectively, this course emphasizes thinking, writing, and information literacy in various electronic environments.
Whether your goal is to secure a job in the career field of your choice, advance in your current role, or serve as a volunteer on a committee, communication will play a major role in your professional career. Fair or not, we are often judged by the way we communicate. This class will help you obtain the skill sets used to communicative successfully in both your career and personal life!
This course will start you off on the right path for developing and understanding professional communication and its importance.
An introduction to our course, Professional Communication Essentials, and why its topics are fundamental in the 21st Century workplace.
Effective and professional email composition is essential to workplace communication. Watch this Tech Tutorial to see a real email built from beginning to (s)end.
Following up on a professional email is different than initial composition. Watch this Tech Tutorial to discover the differences.
A few questions to assess what you learned from watching our email lectures.
Many rely too heavily on email communication in the workplace. In this Tech Tutorial, we'll see how the lost art of letter writing can help build relationships.
There's nothing like the personal touch of a letter to show your potential employer how thoughtful, focused, and professional you are. Watch this Tech Tutorial to learn how an old-school letter may give you the advantage in your job search.
A few questions to assess what you learned from watching our lectures on letter writing.
It seems web search engines are everywhere today. Though you probably use your favorite search engine on a regular basis, this Tech Tutorial will show you a few tricks toward a more effective search.
A few questions to assess what you learned from watching our word & web search lectures.
Keep your professional communication safe and sound by employing tips from this Tech Tutorial. The lessons learned here may also apply to your personal communication.
Many use social media to promote their businesses, but are wary of privacy and safety risks. Watch this Tech Tutorial to help ensure your social network brand remains protected.
Thank you for learning with Rasmussen College! Please read this concluding message before collecting your certificate of completion.
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives.
Brooks Doherty is Rasmussen College’s Dean of General Education. He is completing a doctorate in Education at St. Mary’s University, earned an MA in literature from University College London, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Political Science and English. Before becoming a dean at Rasmussen College, Doherty taught writing courses to students of varying disciplines. He has spoken to groups around the country on the topics of developmental and higher education, workforce preparedness, and Irish literature.