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Technical Writing (CTTWR)

Certificate

This program has been replaced by Technical Communications Certificate (CTTC). 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 certificate program provides comprehensive instructions for students who wish to sharpen their skills in technical communication. 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. The student will develop skill in audience analysis, tutorial, procedure, and reference guide writing; project management, document design, technical editing, usability testing, and publishing. Designed to provide the student with practical and theoretical principles of technical writing, the program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of opportunities in technical communication. To this end, students will also learn how to conduct a formal job search and create professional portfolios to better compete for jobs in the field of technical writing. Those without previous college experience can use this certificate to seek work as interns and in co-op positions in technical writing while pursuing the Associate in Arts or Science Degrees in Technical Writing.

Admissions Requirements

ENG 107 or equivalent course coursework/experience, 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
BOS 257 Word Processing and Document Formatting II 3
ENG 208 Technical Writing II 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
Total 20
Total Credits Required
20

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