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Advanced Communication for Professionals

Fanshawe College
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
London (Ontario, Canada)
May 2021

Program description

Advanced Communication for Professionals

Advanced Communication for Professionals is offered to international students only.

In today's increasingly digitally-connected and knowledge-based economy, communication skills are crucial for professional success across a wide array of sectors.

Advanced Communication for Professionals is an Ontario College Graduate Certificate program that supports learners and professionals in further developing their written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Canadian employers are increasingly emphasizing the importance of these skills for hiring and promotion; this program therefore cultivates excellence in workplace communication, interpersonal communication, writing and reports, and project development. Graduates will enjoy enhanced employability and advancement potential.

Admission requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree


Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above*

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory courses:

  • Communication Literacy & Ethics
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • Reading, Writing & Audience Analysis-Adv
  • Leadership & Management Fundamentals
  • Comm Psychology for Professionals
  • Conflict Management
  • Editing for Professional Documents-Adv 4
  • Writing for the Web
  • Agile Project Development
  • Professional Presentations
  • Navigating the Research Landscape
  • Reports-Adv

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,596.00 CAD, and the total fees are 8,955.36 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Make effective rhetorical decisions to create focused, well-structured documents and presentations that implement professional stylistic conventions.
  2. Analyze and successfully respond to the communication expectations of various professional audiences when creating professional documents and presentations.
  3. Employ effective leadership skills in professional environments to promote increased communication efficiency and improved workplace collaboration.
  4. Edit and adapt professional messages for multiple contexts and diverse media.
  5. Synthesize sector-related research to produce relevant, persuasive reports.
  6. Comply with intellectual property rights when synthesizing, citing, or repurposing others’ work in professional documents and presentations.
  7. Produce visually effective documents and presentations.
  8. Facilitate positive and productive interpersonal communication in the workplace to build and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  9. Manage a collaborative project to ensure that it meets all required parameters (e.g. scope, timelines, etc.).

Career opportunities

Graduates of Advanced Communication for Professionals will possess in-demand transferable skills that are desirable across all employment sectors and that enhance graduates’ advancement potential. In particular, career opportunities exist in the following fields: business, finance, health care, information technology, management, and technology.

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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