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Technical Communications (CTTC)

Certificate

Description

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 and online help systems. Using the Adobe Technical Communication Suite, 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.

Admissions Requirements

Basic computer literacy, a general understanding of Windows OS and Office 2000 and experience using the Internet.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
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 105, GDT 106, GDT 107, GDT 108 3
Select one WEB course from the following: WEB 110, WEB 113, WEB 157 3
Total 20
Total Credits Required
20

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Footnotes

*Students with equivalent coursework/experience are encouraged to contact the program advisor for appropriate course placement.

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