Business & Technical Communications Program

Business & Government Communication Specialization Certificate
2014-2015 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
ETWR 1373 Government and Business Correspondence 3xxxx
ETWR 1372 Grammar & Style 3xxxx
Computer elective1
Visual Communication elective2
ETWR 1374 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information 3xxxx
ETWR 2476 Book-Length Documents with MS Word 4xxxx
xx 16-17xxxx

Semester 2
ETWR 1378 Administrative Policy Writing 3xxxx
ETWR 2375 Communicating Data and Statistical Information 3xxxx
ETWR 1376 Grant Proposals and Business Plans 3xxxx
ETWR 2379 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information 3xxxx
Business Studies Elective3 3xxxx
# ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism4 3xxxx
xx 18xxxx

TOTAL 34-35xxxx

    +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
    # Capstone course
  1. Students lacking computer skills should take COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications; students without experience with Microsoft Word should take POFT 1329 or BCI 1305 Business Computer Applications.
  2. Students are encouraged to take a course focusing on web design, graphics, and multimedia from the Visual Communications or Engineering Design Graphics departments.
  3. Select from ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I—Non-Business Majors, BUSG 2309 Small Business Management, IBUS 1305 Introduction to International Business and Trade, COMM 2327 Principles of Advertising, and MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing. Ask the department chair for recommendations.
  4. Capstone course requirement.

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