Process & Support Courses

Graphics for Business, Government, and Technical Communication

Course Number: ETWR 1374
CE Number: ETWR 1074
Course Description: Focusing on graphics commonly required of technical writers, this course begins with rhetorical principles relating to graphic design; challenges students to envision graphics for plain text; introduces software such as Photoshop for editing graphics; including techniques for importing and positioning graphics into desktop publishing software such as FrameMaker and Word; introduces editing existing hardware vector graphics; provides practice creating relatively simple graphics such as geometrical, conceptual, and flowchart-type graphics using applications such as CorelDraw, Illustrator, or AutoCAD; and provides a thorough introduction to scalable vector graphics (SVG).
For more information, see the master syllabus.

Multimedia for Technical Communication

Course Number: ETWR 2470
CE Number: ETWR 2007
Course Description: Learn to create audio-visual tutorials for technical products employing the principles of instructional design, user experience, and usability as a foundation to learn and employ audio-video applications like TechSmith, Camtasia and Adobe Captivate. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times if content varies.
For more information, see the master syllabus.

Editing Business, Government, and Technical Information

Course Number: ETWR 2379
CE Number: POFT 1007
Course Description: Instruction and practice in proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing skills necessary to ensure high-quality, readable, usable, well-designed documents in business, government, and industry. Gives students a working understanding of the role of the technical editor as collaborator and decision maker in the entire publication process. Topics include online editing, revising, hypertext, graphics, visual design, and project estimating.
For more information, see the master syllabus.

Document Process and Content Management

Course Number: ETWR 2477
CE Number: ETWR 2077
Course Description: Working in teams and using unformatted text, students take a documentation project from competitive proposal straight through to completion, moving through important phases such as team building, initial proposal, documentation plan, scheduling, prototypes, style guide, drafts, edits, peer reviews, revisions, and final deliverables. Dividing into typical roles such as coordinator, writers, editors, and graphics specialists, team use content-management and document-control software to track and manage their projects.
For more information, see the master syllabus.

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