Continuing Education Certificate

The Business and Technical Communications program at Austin Community College (ACC) offers a continuing-education certificate in three specializations: Technical Communications (for traditional technical writers), Business & Government Communications (for information specialists everywhere, especially those in business and government), and Social Media Communication.

  • Interested in enrolling? Read about Continuing Education at ACC, tuition costs, distance-learning accommodations, and more.
  • Get an overview of the program. See program descriptions and information on registration, courses, certificates, and more.

Specialization Tracks

  • Business & Government Communication Specialization
  • Technical Communication Specialization
  • Social Media Communication Specialization
For the recommended courses for these tracks, see below.

Recommended Courses

Continuing Education Certificate. Take any of these six courses (the more the better) to earn the CE certificate:

  • ETWR 1091 Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 2311 for credit)
  • ETWR 1074 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information (ETWR 1374 for credit)
  • ETWR 2072 Technical Publishing with Adobe FrameMaker (ETWR 2472 for credit)
  • ETWR 2076 Technical Publishing with MS Word (ETWR 2476 for credit)
  • ETWR 2073 XHTML and CSS for Information Specialists (ETWR 2473 for credit)
  • ETWR 2078 XML and DITA and Structured Authoring for Information Specialists (ETWR 2478 for credit)
  • ETWR 2470 Multimedia for Technical Communication (Continuing Education version not available)
  • POFT 1007 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information (ETWR 2379 for credit)
  • ETWR 2370 Fundamentals of Digital Publishing (E-books) (Continuing Education version not available)
  • ETWR 2077 Documentation Process and Content Management (ETWR 2477 for credit)
  • ETWR 2079 Web-Based Content Management Systems (ETWR 2479 for credit)
  • ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism (Continuing Education version not available)

Technical Communication—Continuing Education Certificate. Take any of these six courses (the more the better) to earn the CE certificate:

  • ETWR 1091 Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 2311 for credit)
  • ETWR 1074 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information (ETWR 1374 for credit)
  • ETWR 2072 Technical Publishing with Adobe FrameMaker (ETWR 2472 for credit)
  • ETWR 2076 Technical Publishing with MS Word (ETWR 2476 for credit)
  • ETWR 2073 XHTML and CSS for Information Specialists (ETWR 2473 for credit)
  • ETWR 2078 XML and DITA and Structured Authoring for Information Specialists (ETWR 2478 for credit)
  • ETWR 2470 Multimedia for Technical Communication (Continuing Education version not available)
  • POFT 1007 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information (ETWR 2379 for credit)
  • ETWR 2370 Fundamentals of Digital Publishing (E-books) (Continuing Education version not available)
  • ETWR 2077 Documentation Process and Content Management (ETWR 2477 for credit)
  • ETWR 2079 Web-Based Content Management Systems (ETWR 2479 for credit)
  • ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism (Continuing Education version not available)

Business & Government Communication—Continuing Education Certificate. Take these six courses to earn the CE certificate:

  • ETWR 1091 Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 2311 for credit)
  • ETWR 1074 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information (ETWR 1374 for credit)
  • ETWR 2076 Technical Publishing with MS Word (ETWR 2476 for credit)
  • ETWR 1073 Government and Business Correspondence (ETWR 1373 for credit)
  • ETWR 1078 Administrative Policy Writing (ETWR 1378 for credit)
  • ETWR 2075 Communicating Data and Statistical Information (ETWR 2375 for credit)

Social Media Communication—Continuing Education Certificate. Take any of these six courses (the more the better) to earn the CE certificate:

  • ETWR 1091 Introduction to Technical Writing (ENGL 2311 for credit)
  • ETWR 1074 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information (ETWR 1374 for credit)
  • ETWR 1471 Social Media Tools I: Design and Implementation (ETWR 1471 for credit)
  • ETWR 2073 XHTML and CSS for Information Specialists (ETWR 2473 for credit)
  • ETWR 2071 Social Media Tools II: Monitoring and Analysis (ETWR 1472 for credit)
  • ETWR 1070 Social Media Law & Ethics (ETWR 1370 for credit)
  • ETWR 2376 WordPress CMS-Based Websites and Blogs. (Continuing Education version not available)
  • ETWR 2264 Practicum (or Field Experience)—English Technical and Business Writing. This is an internship course. (Continuing Education version not available)

Other Information

  • See BTCM faculty information.
  • See student projects and graduate employment. Take a look at some of the fine work BTCM students have done in HTML, RoboHelp, FrameMaker, and other tools. Also, see where students in the program are working, or have worked.
  • Explore technical communication as a profession, salaries, jobs, software applications most in demand with employers, and more.
  • Note: The Business and Technical Communications program also offers these courses, certificates, and degrees for regular academic credit. See the academic credit program.

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