Austin Community College

Business & Technical Communications Program
Continuing Education Certificates


The Business & Technical Communications Program at Austin Community College offers two specializations:

Technical Communication Specialization

The Continuing Education Certificate in Technical Communication prepares students with essential skills and knowledge for careers in technical communications.

Courses include developing print and online materials, online helps, web sites, and graphics; working within the documentation process as writers, editors, reviewers, designers, and coordinators; exploring industry developments involving single sourcing, content management, and document control; using software applications most in demand by employers to develop portfolio-quality documents; and, most importantly, practicing clear succinct direct writing that is carefully adapted to its intended audience.

Courses. The Continuing Education Certificate in Technical Communication includes courses in the following areas. (To see catalog descriptions for courses that are in the major, move your mouse pointer over the course titles.)

Business & Government Communication Specialization

The Continuing Education Certificate in Business & Government Communication is designed for information specialists in business and government who write a lot in their work but who are not trained as writers and whose job titles do not include “writer.”

Courses include developing print, online, and graphic materials; writing grant and new-business proposals as well as effective business correspondence; handling statistical material both in text as well as in tables, charts, and graphs; using software applications common to the business and government work environments; and, most importantly, practicing clear succinct direct writing that is carefully adapted to its intended audience and that gets the job done.

Courses. The Continuing Education Certificate in Business & Government Communication include courses in the following areas. (To see catalog descriptions for courses that are in the major, move your mouse pointer over the course titles.)


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