The Certificate in Technical Communications provides 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. Coursework in this certificate program can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical 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.
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|ENGL 2311||Technical & Business Writing||3xxxx|
|Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information
Multimedia for Technical Communication
|Visual Communication elective2||3-4xxxx|
|ETWR 2476||Book-Length Documents with MS Word||4xxxx|
|ETWR 2379||Editing Government, Business and Technical Information||3xxxx|
|ETWR 2472||Book-Length Documents with Adobe FrameMaker||4xxxx|
|ETWR 2473||XHTML and CSS for Information Specialists||4xxxx|
|ETWR 2374||Online Helps and Help-Authoring Tools||3xxxx|
|Fundamentals of Digital Publishing (E-books)
Web-Based Content Management Systems
|# ETWR 1379||Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism3||3xxxx|
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.
# Capstone course