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Continuing Education


Introduction to Grant Writing NEW

Learn basic grant seeking/writing skills so you can craft competitive proposals. Discover essential characteristics of successful grant proposals, and gather useful tips for budgeting and writing a compelling project description. Led by recipients of federal, state, and foundation grants, this course is designed to provide beginners with sufficient information to develop and submit a grant proposal. 
Meets: Two Wednesdays, May 13 & 20, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Debby Hopkins
Fee: $75 (#66218) 

Technical Writing

Used heavily in engineering, maintenance, science, technology, and construction, technical writing involves both research and writing. Learn to create, edit and use technical information and associated materials to enhance accurate transfer of concepts. Examples and exercises will help sharpen your skills. Required text: Technical Writing for Success, 3rd Edition (ISBN 9780538450485), available at the BRCC bookstore. 

Meets: Five Thursdays, Apr 9-May 7, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Joe Vavala
Fee: $189 (#65453)

Write Right

Learn the basics of business, professional, and personal correspondence, ranging from business letters, and letters of recommendation to complaint letters, thank-you notes, and more. Bring samples of your correspondence for critique.
Meets: Two Tuesdays, Apr 7 & 21, 10 am-noon; BRCC Plecker Center                  
Instructor: Jo Anne Sabas
Fee: $75 (#65635)

Online Classes

Introduction to Screenwriting

Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.
$99.  Visit to register.

Mystery Writing

Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.
$99.  Visit to register.

Romance Writing

Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.
$99.  Visit to register.

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books of all types.
$99.  Visit to register.

Write Your Life Story

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.
$99.  Visit to register.

Writing Essentials

Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.
$99.  Visit to register.

Writing for Children

Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them.
$99.  Visit to register.