Business & Technical Communications Program

Business & Government Communication Specialization Certificate
2004-2005 Catalog

The Certificate in Business and Government Communications 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." Coursework in this certificate program can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business and Government Communications.

Please note that there is a great deal of flexibility in this degree. While the composition, speech, math, humanities, and social and behavioral science courses are required, you can substitute any ETWR course for another that you prefer. You can also take any combination of computer and Visual Communication electives that you prefer—even to the exclusion of one or the other.

Note: To see catalog descriptions for courses that are in the major, move your mouse pointer over the ETWR and ENGL course titles below.

Use the online form to keep track of your progress toward your BTCM Certificate and to show the program coordinator.

Semester 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3xxxx
BUSI 1304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3xxxx
ETWR 1372 Grammar & Style 3xxxx
BCIS 1305
COSC 1301
COSC 1300
POFT 1329
Business Computer Applications1
Personal Computing
Introduction to Computing
Keyboarding and Document Formatting -- MS Word I
Semester II Course
Business Studies elective2 3xxxx
xx 15xxxx

Semester 2
Business Studies elective2 3xxxx
ARTC 1402
+ETWR 2375
Digital Imaging I
Writing Statistics for Information Specialists
+POFI 2431 Desktop Publishing for the Office: Book-Length Documents with MS Word 4xxxx
+PBAD 1341 Governmental Agencies: Grant and New-Business Proposals 3xxxx
Business Studies elective3 3xxxx
+POFT 1307 Proofreading and Editing: Business, Government and Technical Publications 3xxxx
# Capstone Portfolio Examination4 xxxx
xx 19-20xxxx

TOTAL 34-35xxxx

    + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.

    # Capstone course

  1. Students lacking computer skills should take COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305; students without experience with Microsoft Word should take POFT 1329. Students with skills in these areas should take a Semester II course such as ETWR 2375 or ARTC 1402.

  2. Select from Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, International Business, Management, or Marketing.

  3. Select from Business and Technical Communications.

  4. Semester II requires completion of the Capstone Portfolio Examination.

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