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Professional Communication

University of the Fraser Valley
Location: Abbotsford
Language: English

Program Description

Professional CommunicationUFV's Professional Communication courses can enhance your career path in any discipline and give you useable skills in the workplace, or they can lead to a career in communications. We are pleased to offer a three-course certificate and a minor that can be added to any degree or discipline.Do you want to land the job of your dreams and get ahead in your career? Across most disciplines and industries, communication skills are listed as the top skills required by BC and Canadian employers. Indeed, to succeed in today's high-tech, in-demand, info-crazed world, the ability to weave words and images together is essential. Whether it's an email message, oral presentation, résumé, newspaper or magazine article, advertisement, how-to-manual, travel brochure, novel, bus billboard, web page, or even a cereal box, communications material has to be written and presented in a clear and compelling style to appeal to the intended audience. Well-developed communication skills are a must, not only for getting hired and future job advancement, but for almost every aspect of day-to-day communication in any career.UFV is well known for its small class size and personable, professional instructors. Our instructors are committed to teaching excellence and have both industry experience and respect from their peers. Professional Communication courses are studentoriented, meaning you are literally in thedriver's seat; they can be tailored to help you meet your specific career goals. Many of our courses are required by a wide variety of programs such as Kinesiology, Business, Science, Social Work, Aviation, Computer Information Systems, and Trades. You can learn about basic business writing, report writing, web page development, desktop/web publishing, oral presentations, public relations material preparation, technical writing, critical analysis, and advocacy writing. Regardless of your career aspirations, there is a communication course that will ensure that your work is produced with a high level of professionalism.UFV has an interactive classroom environment and you will be taught to get your message across by experts in electronic and print media.

Admission requirements

If you plan to start your studies in the fall, your application should be received by January 31. Applications received after this deadline will be considered if space is available in the program. Some communication courses that are listed as electives for UFV programs are required by professional associations and societies, or transfer to university programs. You should contact the department for information on these courses or see an educational advisor or refer to the Provincial Transfer Guide before registering.Check out the UFV online calendar at and download an application form. Read the Professional Communication section of the calendar carefully. You can submit your application, along with the required documents and application fee, to the Admissions and Registration office at any campus or centre or via the internet at

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree & diploma

Professional Communication Minor, Certificate

Teaching at Professional Communication programmes

Who knows about the written word and communication skills better than people actually in the communication industry? Not only does our faculty have high academic qualifications, but they are alsocurrent, successful practitioners of the ideas they will be sharing withyou. They are committed instructors who are passionate about communicating their knowledge and cultivating enthusiasm in their students.

Professional Communications Careers

UFV's Professional Communication courses can enhance your career path in any discipline and give you useable skills in the workplace, or they can lead to a career in communication. Our courses will be valuable if you are looking for a career as an editor, editorial assistant, advertising copywriter, technical writer, speech writer, technical editor, novelist, press secretary, communication officer, publicity agent, public affairs officer, communication specialist, fund-raising consultant, or public relations manager. Regardless of which career you choose, effective communication skills will give you that edge you're looking for.

Tuition & fees

It's best to check out the Fees and Other Costs section of our online calendar for current costs. You should budget about 75 dollars to 150 dollars per course for textbooks and other studies materials and, if you are taking the web-based programs, you will be expected to have the use of an up-to-date computer.You should also visit UFV's Financial Aid and Awards office,for information about the 12 million dollar in federal and provincial student loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships awarded to UFV students annually. A helpful budget planning worksheet is available online at

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls over 11,000 students per year, and lies nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The University has campuses in Abbotsford,...

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University of the Fraser Valley housing

Abbotsford, Canada

Residence at UFV means students living, working, studying, and socializing together. It’s an exciting way to get involved at the university as you help shape your community. Feel supported as you develop skills, gain information, and access many of the resources on the UFV campus. With a timely application, a private bedroom within a two-bedroom suite on campus at Baker House can be yours for...

Contact information for University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford BC