Business, Government, and Technical Communications

Help make complex ideas accessible to everyone by studying Business, Government, and Technical Communications at Austin Community College. You’ll develop professional writing techniques and practice interpreting administrative rules, scientific principles, government terminology, and more. This program also offers a degree in social media communication.

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Fast-track options

Internship opportunities

3 industry specializations

Career & Salary Information

Graduates of this program have gone on to work for state agencies and major companies like IBM, Dell, Motorola, and National Instruments. Businesses that offer web-based products and services are in particular need of good communicators. Job possibilities include those listed below. 

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  • Editors

    Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Proofreaders and Copy Markers

    Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Technical Writers

    Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Web Developers

    Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Business and Government Communications Specialization
Social Media Communication Specialization
Technical Communications Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Business and Government Communications Level 1
Social Media Communication Level 1
Technical Communications Level 1