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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

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
50.39 Hourly Wage 600 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
600 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.83 % over the next four years.
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Public Relations Specialists
27.52 Hourly Wage 4217 Currently Employed
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
4217 Public Relations Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.71 % over the next four years.
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Copy Writers
21.1 Hourly Wage 1319 Currently Employed
Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
1319 Copy Writers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.99 % 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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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

View the programs maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Which award path is right for you?

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 short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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