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Business and Technical Communications



The Certificate in Technical Communications is designed to give students skills and background essential for careers in technical communications. Coursework in this certificate can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Communications.

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

  Semester I Credit Hours
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
    ETWR 1374 Graphics for Business, Government and Technical Information OR 3-4
    ETWR 2470 Multimedia for Technical Communication
    Computer Elective1 3-4
    ETWR 2379 Editing Government, Business and Technical Information 3
  Semester II
    ETWR 2472 Technical Publications with Adobe FrameMaker OR 4
    ETWR 2476 Technical Publications with MS Word
    ETWR 2473 XHTML and CSS for Information Specialists 4
  ETWR 2374 Online Helps and Help-Authoring Tools 3
    ETWR 2370 Fundamentals of Digital Publishing (E-books) OR 3-4
  ETWR 2479 Web-Based Content Management Systems
  ETWR 1379 Technical Communicators: Careers and Professionalism 3
  TOTALS 33-36

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from BCIS 1305, BCIS 1331, ITSC 1425, or ITSE 1411. Ask the department chair for recommendations.
  2Select from ARTC 1402, ARTC 1413, ARTC 1459, ARTC 2405, ARTC 2413, IMED 1416, IMED 1441, IMED 1445, IMED 2415, or IMED 2470. Ask the department chair for recommendations.