Program Overview

Leeward Community College offers a Writing Academic Subject Certificate for those looking to take their existing writing skills to the next level. Students have the option to choose either a Creative Writing Track or a Business Track. Each track requires 18-19 credits. The creative writing track provides opportunities to cultivate and improve upon your craft. You can learn about the industry from published writers, study literature and share creative ideas through a variety of creative writing courses online. These skills will be very important for future or current careers, as employers value developed writing skills. Students are enrolled in the following courses: Composition I, Composition II, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Students also must pick two of the following upper level writing-intensive courses: Magazine Editing and Production, Fiction Workshop, The Creative Poetry Workshop, Autobiographical Writing, Writing about O’ahu, or News writing.

Students must take the following courses in the business track: Composition I, Composition II, Business Writing, and Technical Writing. Students must also choose two upper-level writing courses, similar to the creative writing track student’s curriculum. These courses include: Introduction to Creative Writing, Magazine Editing and Production, Autobiographical Writing, Writing about O’ahu, News writing, WI Supervision, WI International Business Protocol, or WI International Business Analysis. This certification will be very beneficial, since it has the ability to make students more marketable to potential employers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    The University of Hawai’i System first opened as a land grant institution called the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu in 1907. By 1920, the school gained university status, changing its name to the University of Hawai’i. By the 1930s, UH began expanding its physical campus by adding other schools and awarding its first doctorate degree. World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor halted growth for a short period. However, expansion resumed in the 1950s, as the university introduced the Hilo Branch and the Asian Theater program. Throughout the twentieth century, campuses were established on the various islands, and academic programs continued to develop. The main campus in Manoa is the largest and oldest of the college campuses and is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant research facility. 

    More than 600 degree programs are offered through the University of Hawai’i, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and graduate and professional certificates. Distance learning degrees extend from certificate and bachelor’s degrees to online master’s and doctorate programs.


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