Business & Technical Communications Program

Business & Government Communication Specialization Certificate
2013-2014 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 certificate. 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 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
Hours
Business & Technical Communications Elective1 3-4xxxx
ETWR 1373 Government and Business Correspondence 3xxxx
ETWR 1372 Grammar & Style 3xxxx
Office Administration Elective2
or
Computer elective3
or
Visual Communication elective4
3-4xxxx
Business Studies elective1 3xxxx
xx 15-16xxxx

Semester 2
Hours
Business Studies elective1 3xxxx
ETWR 1374
or
ETWR 2375
Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information
or
Writing Statistics for Information Specialists
3xxxx
ETWR 2476 Book-Length Documents with MS Word 4xxxx
ETWR 1378
or
ETWR 1376
Administrative Policy Writing
or
Grant Proposals and Business Plans
3xxxx
Business & Technical Communications Elective5 3-4xxxx
ETWR 2379 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information 3xxxx
# ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism6 3xxxx
xx 22-23xxxx

TOTAL 37-39xxxx

    +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
    # Capstone course
  1. Students must select courses from Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, International Business, Management or Marketing.
  2. Students lacking computer skills should take COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305; students without experience with Microsoft Word should take POFT 1329.
  3. Students are encouraged to take a course focusing on computer networks, databases, operating systems, or programming from the Computer Information Technology or Computer Science departments.
  4. Students are encouraged to take a course focusing on web design, graphics, and multimedia from the Visual Communications or Engineering Design Graphics departments.
  5. Select from Business and Technical Communications courses.
  6. Second semester capstone course requirement.


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