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ADMS 1116

Business Communications

Credits: 3

Description: This course covers composing, editing, and proofreading memos, letters, and other business documents. The principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word use are developed and applied. The application of teamwork and critical thinking skills is included in the course. Prerequisite(s): ENGL0050, or appropriate assessment scores

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.


  1. Display professional and ethical behavior
  2. Apply elements of written, oral, and nonverbal communication
  3. Write persuasive business correspondence
  4. Apply correct punctuation in business correspondence
  5. Apply clear and effective writing skills
  6. Apply correct language skills
  7. Format business correspondence
  8. Edit and proofread business correspondence
  9. Write routine business correspondence

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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