The Certificate in Professional Communication (Cert.) program is a degree-level certificate 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 Term and/or Winter Term. 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 Term and Summer Term.

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).

Certificate Requirements (18 credit units)

Required Courses (9 credit units)

  • RCM 400.3
  • RCM 401.3
  • RCM 495.3

Elective Courses (9 credit units)

Student must select and complete three of the following courses:

  • RCM 402.3
  • RCM 403.3
  • RCM 404.3
  • RCM 405.3
  • RCM 407.3
  • RCM 408.3
  • RCM 409.3
  • RCM 410.3
  • RCM 498.3