The Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in the Technical Communications Specialization provide preparation essential 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.
Note: Certificate and degree plans are flexible; courses can be substituted from the other specialization. Contact the department chairperson.
Recommended electives. Courses offered by the Visual Communication program and by the Computer Information Systems program are highly recommended for careers in technical communication:
Note: The Business & Technical Communications Program offers a Technical Communication Certificate through Continuing Education. Same tuition rate for all; no admissions process.
Certificate. Descriptions of the certificate, with requirements and course listings, by catalog date:
Associate of Applied Science. Description of the AAS degree, with requirements and course listings, by catalog date: