Academics

Technical Communication (AATCD)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

In this program, students explore the technical communication process in detail and develop skills in audience analysis, project management, technical writing and editing, document design and usability testing. Using tools of the technical communication profession, students prepare content for print and online delivery, develop screencast training modules, learn how to conduct a formal job search and create professional portfolios to showcase their skills.

The Technical Communication Associate in Arts degree is designed for students transferring to a four-year university and seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. The General Education requirements fulfill both Washtenaw Community College's requirements and the MTA Transfer requirements.

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, BA or BS degree;
Madonna University, BA degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet. edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Basic computer literacy.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
English/Writing Dept
Advisors
Lisa Veasey

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Math 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 107 Technical Writing I 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
GDT Elective Select one course from the following: GDT 104, GDT 106, GDT 107 or GDT 108 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science * 3
Total 12 - 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 208 Technical Writing II 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities * 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Restricted Elective(s) ** 3
WEB Elective Select one course from the following: WEB 110, WEB 113, WEB 115 or WEB 157 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 209 Technical Writing III 3
ENG 245 Job Search Success Seminar 2
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities * 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences * 4
Restricted Elective(s) ** 4
Total 16
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 218 Technical Writing IV 3
Total 3
Total Credits Required
60 - 62

Footnotes

*If your course(s) exceeds the recommended credit hours, you will need to reduce the number of credits in the restricted electives. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year university are encouraged to meet with the Technical Communication program advisor to select appropriate general education courses.
**Students must meet with the Technical Communication program advisor to select additional elective courses.

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