Technical Communications

The Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in the Technical Communications Specialization provide 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.

Certificate and degree plans are flexible; courses can be substituted from the other specialization. Contact the department chairperson.

Award Plans

You can find the most recent program maps for the Technical Communications degree and certificate here.

Recommended Electives

Courses offered by the Visual Communication program and by the Computer Information Systems program are highly recommended for careers in technical communication. You can learn more about course offerings by visiting their respective websites:

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