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Workplace Technology and Communication undergraduate badge

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A badge is a digital record of achievement that recognizes completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. You can link your digital badges to online résumés and portfolios, career websites, or social media. This gives you a way to share experiences, competencies, or knowledge to current and future employers, professional and community organizations, recruiters, and graduate programs.

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Program Overview

This badge in Workplace Technology and Communication gives you much-needed workplace communication skills such as designing effective business documents, recognizing business communication ethical issues, using statistical analysis tools for effective decision making, and creating effective data displays and visualization.

*Prerequisite MTH 110, 115, 122, or 201

**Prerequisite of WRT 150


Admissions to complete a digital badge is open to both degree and nondegree seeking students.

To get started, speak with the appropriate badge coordinator to ensure criteria are being met. Once you are done with the requirements, you may apply to the badge coordinator, who will verify completion and issue a badge.

Why Earn This Badge at Grand Valley?

You will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Composing business communications appropriate to specific audiences, purposes, and contexts.
  • Designing effective business documents using commonly available office software.
  • Communicating effectively in emails, written reports, and oral presentations.
  • Recognizing ethical issues related to business communication.
  • Building and manipulating Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Using statistical analysis tools for effective decision making.
  • Designing data models using local decision-making functions.
  • Building sets by importing, cleansing, and organizing raw data.
  • Creating effective data displays and visuals, using commonly available office software.

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For More Information

Department of Writing

Christopher Toth, Department Chair
326 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-3367

Admissions Office


The digital badge is comprised of two courses, a total of six credits, three credits each:

  • CSI 231 - Problem Solving Using Spreadsheets*
  • WRT 350 - Business Communication**