Workplace Writing & Communication

Workplace Writing & Communication Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Take classes on the fundamentals that drive every successful business in every industry.

  • Overview

    The Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications offers a focus on effective writing, communication, critical thinking, and reading skills for the workplace. The course concentration is designed to provide skills to increase marketability in the workplace, both in the United States and internationally.

    Students successfully completing the Certificate earn credentials showing proof of mastery in English workplace communication skills with an emphasis on written and verbal communication skills specific to the workplace. 

    Students earning the Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications will have earned 30 hours toward a Diversified Studies Associate’s degree.

    Take the Next Step

    It’s easy. Simply fill out this OCCC online admissions application.

  • Overview

    The Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications offers a focus on effective writing, communication, critical thinking, and reading skills for the workplace. The course concentration is designed to provide skills to increase marketability in the workplace, both in the United States and internationally.

    Students successfully completing the Certificate earn credentials showing proof of mastery in English workplace communication skills with an emphasis on written and verbal communication skills specific to the workplace. 

    Students earning the Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications will have earned 30 hours toward a Diversified Studies Associate’s degree.

    Take the Next Step

    It’s easy. Simply fill out this OCCC online admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Vital Skills for Everyday Business Success

    The Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications offers a focus on effective writing, communication, critical thinking, and reading skills for the workplace. The course concentration is designed to provide skills to increase marketability in the workplace, both in the United States and internationally. Students successfully completing the Certificate earn credentials showing proof of mastery in English workplace communication skills with an emphasis on written and verbal communication skills specific to the workplace. Students earning the Certificate of Mastery in Workplace Writing and Communications will have earned 30 hours toward a Diversified Studies Associate’s degree.

  • Degree Options

    Business Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers this certificate program in Workplace Writing & Communications

  • Courses

    Workplace Writing at Oklahoma City Community College

     Required classes in this program include:

    • Critical and Efficient Reading
    • Intro to Public Speaking
    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Business Communication
    • Introduction to Grant Proposal Development
    • Critical Thinking
    • Technical Writing for the Workplace

    Visit OCCC’s online college course catalog for full details on your options, including fun and challenging elective classes. 

  • Faculty
    Carlotta Anglin

    Carlotta Anglin


    Professor of English

    Professor Anglin is a mother of three, a grandmother of many, and a lover of people.  It has been her pleasure to have taught at OCCC for many, many years, and she has loved coming to work every single day.   The clear, blue Oklahoma skies delight Mrs. Anglin, the sunsets intrigue her, but she still misses the fabulous changing of the leaves on the hills of West Virginia, her birth home.She strives to spread as much encouragement and hope to those she encounters as she has been blessed to receive.

     
    Marybeth McCauley

    Marybeth McCauley


    Professor of English

    Marybeth McCauley began her educational career at Keystone Learning Center and eventually completed a M.A. degree in English with Creative Writing Emphasis at UCO. In addition to currently teaching Comp I, Comp II, and Creative Writing, she is the faculty editor and advisor for Absolute, OCCC’s literary journal.  Absolute publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography.  The deadline for submissions each year is December 1st, and a new edition comes out every April.  You can find the online submission form and past editions under Academics on the OCCC homepage.

     
    Candie McKee

    Candie McKee


    Professor of English

    Dr. Candie McKee completed her Ph.D. at the Oklahoma State University in Technical Communication and Linguistics after receiving her B.A. in English and an M.A. in Traditional Literature from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her research focuses on helping students transfer knowledge from course to course, as well as to future career and academic goals.  For more than 18 years Dr. McKee has taught Composition, Technical Writing, Dissemination of Technical Information, Mythology, and Introduction to Literature. She has more than 23 years working as an instructional designer and technical communicator. At heart, she’s a teacher and lives by the life goal of “Never do anything that doesn’t positively impact as many people as possible.”

     
    Julie Corff

    Julie Corff


    Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator

    Julie Corff has taught Communication courses for more than 26 years. She has trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, and others and has taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC.  Julie has been full time at OCCC for 12 years. She has even been asked to speak and teach at Harvard University! Her heart is to make a difference in the lives of OCCC students!

     
    Stephen Morrow

    Stephen Morrow


    Professor of English

    At heart, Stephen Morrow is a teacher. He studied Philosophy at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and at The University of Dallas. While there, he became very interested in both the Philosophy of Religion and the Philosophy of Science, two great loves of his life still to this day, with an evolving love for the Philosophy of Peace. He studied English and Education at Oklahoma City University, and now uses all of his incredible education in the Humanities as a source of both knowledge and passion in his classes. He has even studied cooperative learning with two gurus of the field, David and Roger Johnson. His great intellectual hero is Parker Palmer and is proud to now call him friend and colleague. He is involved through Mr. Parker’s organization, Courage and Renewal, and is now involved in his new work in revitalizing democracy. Mr. Morrow has a deep love for students, the field of Humanities, and teaching. You will always be welcome in his courses and will be treated like an equal Socratic soul-all of just trying to figure out this big, beautiful world!

     
    Angela Cotner

    Angela Cotner


    Professor of English

    Growing up in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, Angela Cotner learned much from her parents, both natural teachers. From her mother, she learned how to cook and gained a love for reading. From her father, she learned all the essential bits for growing up in the country—how to drive a tractor, how to change a tire, and how to shoot an arrow into a bale of hay. Ms. Cotner began her college education intending to teach high school English and received a bachelor's degree in English Education from Northeastern State University.  Not finding a teaching job right out of college, she, instead, began work on a master's degree in American Studies—a combination of American literature and American history.  While in graduate school, she began a teaching assistantship, immediately falling in love with it and knowing she wanted nothing more than to teach college classes.   Eventually going to law school, Ms. Cotner gain invaluable research and writing skills that continue to help her until this day.  After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Law and practicing law for a short time, she knew she wanted to return to the college classroom. She began her OCCC career as an adjunct professor in 2003 before becoming a full-time professor in 2010. To her there is no better job than being a college professor.  She enjoys teaching students new ways of looking at issues and approaching problems in philosophy courses, as well as teaching students critical thinking and organizational skills in composition and Success courses.

     
    Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson


    Professor of English

    Jake Nelson grew up in the state of Oklahoma. He worked as a tutor for many years with ESL students. Upon graduation from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Masters in English—Creative Writing, he became an adjunct at OCCC. He has s also did adjunct work for OSU-OKC and UCO. He is a big fan of film and also 19th to 20th century literature. Loving all things related to writing, Professor Nelson loves to focus on essay structure in relationship to story structure.

     
    Lori Farr

    Lori Farr


    Professor of English

    Lori Farr began her teaching career at the University of Oklahoma where she provided instruction to incoming developmental students in reading, writing, vocabulary development, research, and study skills.  She has also taught language arts, social studies, and math to middle school students.  Before coming to OCCC, she was employed by Edison Schools, Inc., a private management company that assisted at-risk schools around the country to increase student achievement.  She served as a National Curriculum Coordinator for Literacy Development to improve literacy development in grades K-12.  During her seven years with Edison Schools, she became increasingly more committed to students in developmental education.  She works to transform teaching and learning continually so that students show achievement each year and increase their opportunities in college, work, and life.  Her current passion is working with college level students to ensure they also have successful experiences that will lead to achievement of their dreams.

     
    Dana Passek

    Dana Passek


    Professor of English

    Professor Passek began his career as a journalist, migrated into publishing, and evolved into a teacher. He earned his BA and M. Ed degrees from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and he has worked in various educational publishing positions throughout his career. Professor Passek enjoys teaching at Oklahoma City Community College because each new class allows him to learn just as much from his students as they do from him.  

     
    Jeff Provine

    Jeff Provine


    Professor of English

    Jeff Provine grew up on the family's Land Run farm outside Enid, Oklahoma. Jeff has always sought to be well rounded, graduating the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics before minoring in Classics, spending a year abroad, and then gaining his master's in Professional Writing from OU's Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication. While completing his master's, Jeff was asked to teach English Composition courses at OU, which began his career as an educator and trainer. In addition to teaching, Jeff writes. He's published a steampunk trilogy, a young adult science fiction adventure, a treasury of illustrated urban legends, and four collections of spooky folklore from central Oklahoma. In 2017, Jeff founded Okie Comics Magazine, a quarterly anthology of comics all made by Oklahomans with the stories set in Oklahoma. Jeff lives in Norman with his wife Courtney and their houseful of zany animals.

     
    Linda Robinett

    Linda Robinett


    Professor of English

    Linda Robinett received her B.A in English and M.S.in Education (Reading) from Oklahoma State University. She has taught reading and writing classes at Oklahoma City Community College for many years. She enjoys reading, spending time at the lake with her family, music and movies.  She loves animals, especially her pets: a lazy Goldendoodle and a curious cat.

     
    Michael Franco

    Michael Franco


    Professor of English

    An alumnus of OCCC, Michael Franco earned both his BA and MA in English from the University of Central Oklahoma.  He has been teaching full-time at OCCC since 2003.  Prior to his current position, Michael also worked at OCCC as a library assistant, recruiter, and adjunct instructor.

     
    Pamela Stout

    Pamela Stout


    Professor of English

    The first in her family to graduate from college, Pamela Stout earned a B.A. in Education in 1990, and in 1992, an M.A. in English, both from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been teaching English and Humanities courses at OCCC since 1992, and her special interests are world mythology and folklore.  Outside of her time at OCCC, Professor Stout enjoys reading for pleasure, practicing yoga, writing poetry, and learning to play the ukulele.  

     
    Thomas Horne

    Thomas Horne


    Professor of English

    Thomas Mathews Horne received his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Master of Arts in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Central Oklahoma. A proud graduate of Crooked Oak High School, Thomas grew up in Southeast Oklahoma City; although not native to Oklahoma, he considers Oklahoma City to be his home. Teaching has always been Thomas’s calling. He believes that writing is empowering and transforms lives. In his courses he fosters students’ curiosity. Thomas is also an active participant in many community organizations and previously served as the volunteer director of Sisu Youth, a nonprofit organization that provides temporary emergency housing, resources, and guidance for Oklahoma City’s homeless youth. Thomas is excited to bring his passion and energy to the table at Oklahoma City Community College. He is honored to have the privilege to be part of a learning community unlike any other he has experienced.

     
    Stacie Warner

    Stacie Warner


    Professor of English

    Stacie Warner is a first generation college graduate who strongly advocates community college attendance. After graduating from a community college, Rose State College, Professor Warner continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a decorated, disabled veteran, having served a total of eleven years in the US Air Force and the Oklahoma Air National Guard as a graphic designer. Professor Warner possesses a unique teaching approach that creates an environment that encourages creativity and fun, while still successfully covering all mandatory course objectives and fundamentals. As an instructor, she delights in students walking away from the time they spend with her more knowledge and proficient in the subject matter being taught. She is a huge advocate of student success!

     
    Jon Inglett

    Jon Inglett


    Professor of English

    Professor Inglett received a B.A. Degree in English from the University of Arkansas and an M.A. in English from Missouri State University. He has taught full time at OCCC since 2000. His ultimate goal as a teacher is to empower students, train them for the workforce, provide them with a desire for life-long learning, engage them in global diversity and sensitivity, and instill compassion, creativity, and contemplation in every student.

     
    Liz Largent

    Liz Largent


    Professor of Leadership and Critical Thinking

    Professor Largent earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University, a master's in college student personnel administration at the University of Central Missouri, a PhD in adult learning and educational administration at the University of Oklahoma, and a graduate certificate in online teaching technology and curriculum development at OSU.  Professor Largent is currently working on a second graduate certificate in composition studies at Indiana University. As a first generation college student, Professor Largent says she could never have imagined earning any college degree, much less a doctoral degree.  Like many O-Triple-C students, who are also first in their families to attend college, Professor Largent spent the first few semesters in college worried about finances, coping with insecurities about her academic abilities and afraid to ask questions.  Professor Largent considers working as a professor with O-Triple-C students an honor, which comes with great responsibility.  In the words of the great educator, John Dewey, she believes, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” 

     
  • After OCCC

    Jobs for Graduates

    Study writing and communication at Oklahoma City Community College, and you’ll gain the right foundation for nearly any job at nearly any company. Truly, no matter your role at work, it’s never a bad idea to know more about how to communicate in the workplace. 

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