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Technical Writing (ASTWRT)

Associate in Science Degree

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Description

This program prepares students for entry-level staff positions and freelance writing opportunities in the field of technical writing, particularly in the area of medical and scientific writing. Students sharpen their writing skills, explore the technical writing process in detail, write manuals and online help systems, and obtain hands-on experience using the leading tools of the technical writing trade.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have basic computer knowledge, a general understanding of Windows OS and Office 2000, and experience using the Internet or complete CIS 100 before entering the program.

Students must have an Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 160 or MTH 169. One year of high school algebra with a "C" or better is recommended.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

General Education Requirements
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
ENG 208 Technical Writing II 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
MTH 169 Intermediate Algebra 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 6
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 6
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 32 - 33
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
BOS 257 Word Processing and Document Formatting II 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing I * 3
ENG 209 Technical Writing III 3
ENG 218 Technical Writing IV 3
ENG 245 Career Practices Seminar 2
GDT 105 Introduction to Mac Graphics 3
INP 150 Web Coding I 3
Restricted Electives** 11 - 12
Total 31 - 32
Total Credits Required
63 - 65

Footnotes

*This course must be taken before ENG 208.
**Students must meet with the Technical Writing program advisor to select appropriate elective courses.

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