Technical Communication (CTTC)
As a fast-track program for career changers or a foundational program for first time professionals, this program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for writing end-user documentation such as printed manuals, online help systems and screencast training modules. Using tools of the technical communication profession, the student will develop skill in audience analysis; tutorial, procedure and reference guide writing; project management; document design; and usability testing. Designed to provide the student with practical and theoretical principles of technical communication, the program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of opportunities in the field. To this end, students will also learn how to conduct a formal job search and create professional portfolios to better compete for jobs. Those without previous college experience can use this certificate to seek work as interns and in co-op positions in technical communication while pursuing the Associate in Arts Degree in Technical Communication.
Basic computer literacy.
- Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
- English/Writing Dept
- Lisa Veasey
Requirements(Items marked in orange are available online.)
|ENG 107||Technical Writing I *||3|
|ENG 208||Technical Writing II||3|
|ENG 209||Technical Writing III||3|
|ENG 218||Technical Writing IV||3|
|ENG 245||Job Search Success Seminar||2|
|Select one GDT course from the following: GDT 104, GDT 106, GDT 107 or GDT 108||3 - 4|
|Select one WEB course from the following: WEB 110, WEB 113, WEB 115 or WEB 157||3 - 4|
|Total||20 - 22|
- Total Credits Required
- 20 - 22
*Students with equivalent coursework/experience are encouraged to contact the program advisor for appropriate course placement.
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