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Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Business, Government, and Technical Communications

Master the art of concise communication

Technical communicators translate complicated concepts into terms everyone can understand. They work alongside scientists, engineers, and government officials in a wide range of fields to create manuals, reports, journal articles, webpages, and other forms of print and electronic communication. The first to offer a degree in social media communication, Austin Community College’s Business, Government, and Technical Communications Program is a leader in the field.

Skills You Gain

Students develop professional writing techniques and master essential publishing and graphics software skills needed for a career in technical writing and communication. Hands-on projects help students build expertise interpreting administrative rules, writing guidance literature for legislation, and producing technical reports.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Proofreaders and Copy Markers
16.87 Hourly Wage 63 Currently Employed
Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.
63 Proofreaders and Copy Markers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.94 % over the next four years.
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Editors
23.66 Hourly Wage 885 Currently Employed
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
885 Editors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.97 % over the next four years.
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Technical Writers
30.44 Hourly Wage 557 Currently Employed
Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.
557 Technical Writers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.98 % over the next four years.
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Web Developers
31.46 Hourly Wage 2589 Currently Employed
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
2589 Web Developers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 14.37 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Business, Gov & Tech Comm- Business & Government Comm
Business, Gov & Tech Comm- Social Media Communication
Business, Gov & Tech Comm- Technical Communications


Certificate Level 1

Business and Government Communications
Social Media Communication Business, Gov & Tech Comm
Technical Communications Business, Government & Tech Commun
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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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