Business & Technical Communications Program

Austin Community College

The Business and Technical Communications program at Austin Community College (ACC) addresses both the professional and career needs of traditional technical communicators as well as those of information specialists in government and business.

This program offers practical writing and related courses to professionals in government and business who do a lot of writing in their work but who are not trained as writers and whose job titles do not include "writer." It offers courses that keep pace with the evolution of the technical communication field where the job title "information specialist" has become as common as "technical communicator" and "technical writer."

The program now consists of two specializations:

More often called "information specialists," individuals in government write administrative rules (which proceduralize legislation), guidance documents (which translate administrative rules for the general public), write compliance and audit reports. Individuals in both government and business often write policy-and-procedure documents, a wide variety of reports, grant proposals, and business plans. The Business & Government Specialization addresses these needs.

ACC's Business & Technical Communications program provides the knowledge and skills needed to enter these fields or the opportunity to update your skills if you're already there. Many of our instructors currently hold positions at places like IBM, Dell, Tivoli, Compaq, National Instruments, the Attorney General's Office, and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.

Program Benefits

Who Should Enroll?

If you answer yes to one or more of the following, contact the department chairperson for the Business & Technical Communications program (see below):

Customized Courses and Training

Employers! The Business & Technical Communications program can bring either its continuing-education courses to your place of business; or these courses can be made available to your employees online. Call the department chairperson for details.

Business & Technical Communications Courses

See BTCM course information for details about BTCM courses, including extended descriptions, representative syllabi, sample assignments, and schedules.

For More Information

The Business & Technical Communications Department is located in Building 4000 on Northridge Campus, at the corner of Metric Boulevard and Stonehollow Drive. You are invited to write or call:

David McMurrey, Department Chairperson
Business & Technical Communications Department
Austin Community College
11928 Stonehollow Drive
Austin, Texas 78758-3101

Voice: (512) 223-4804
Facsimile: (512)223-4988
E-mail: davidm@austincc.edu


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