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Business and Technical Communications



The Certificate in Business and Government Communications is designed for information specialists in business and government who write a lot in their "writer". Coursework in this certificate program can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business and Government Communications.

Contact the department chair for Business and Technical Communications for waiver, substitution, and transfer possibilities.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    ETWR 1373 Government and Business Correspondence 3
    ETWR 1372 Grammar/Style 3
  Semester II
    ETWR 1374 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information OR 3
    ETWR 2375 Communicating Data and Statistical Information
    ETWR 2476 Technical Publications with MS Word 4
  ETWR 1378 Administrative Policy Writing OR 3
    ETWR 1376 Grant Proposals and Business Plans
    ETWR 2379 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information 3
  ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism 3
  TOTALS 37-40

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Students must select courses from Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing departments.
  2Students lacking computer skills should take COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305; students with limited experience with Microsoft Word should take POFI 2301. Students with skills in these areas should take ARTC 1402 or related course.
  3Students are encouraged to take a course focusing on computer networks, databases, operating systems, or programming from Computer Information Technology or Computer Science departments.
  4Students are encouraged to take related sequences of courses focusing on web design, graphics, and multimedia from Visual Communication or Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design departments.
  5Select courses from Business and Technical Communications department.