Professional Communication

UBC Certificate Program

The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively is a critical skill in today’s workplace—no matter what industry you are in. A 2015 survey of Canadian workplaces across industries lists communication skills and writing as the top two most sought after skills in job postings (as reported on The UBC Certificate in Professional Communication is designed to build these skills, as well as the soft skills that come with strong communication such as teamwork, critical thinking, and adaptability.

The UBC Certificate in Professional Communication provides you with a toolkit of writing skills and strategies to help you communicate more effectively.

  • Delivered part time at the UBC Point Grey campus, in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square, or online
  • Requires completion of five core courses, plus a minimum of three electives
  • Costs vary by course and are paid separately on a course-by-course basis
  • Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
  • After this program you can expect to be able to write in a variety of media, communicate in contextually specific ways, and use digital tools to share and record information

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