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Technical Writing Certificate

Technical Writing Certificate (G): 143

Gainful Employment Information for the Technical Writing Certificate

Statewide Program

This certificate curriculum is designed for those already employed in technical positions or in related positions, seeking to move into careers in technical writing and editing or to upgrade skills in these areas. The emphasis is on tools, techniques, and procedures for developing, preparing, and producing technical documents and presentations in a work environment. Those without appropriate background must obtain the consent of an adviser before enrolling in the curriculum.

Program Requirements
GDES 120 Introduction to Animation 4
  CMAP or CMSC elective 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
ENGL 103 Critical Reading, Writing and Research in the Workplace
ENGL 110 Principles of English Grammar
ENGL  258 Techniques of Proofreading and Editing 3
ENGL  259 Organization and Development of Technical Documents 3
MGMT 101 Principles of Management  
MGMT  211 Introduction to Marketing  
MGMT  220 Organizational Behavior 3
COMM 112 Business and Professional Speech Communication 3
Total credit hours 28
Program Outcomes for the Technical Writing Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Write clearly for different audiences.
  • Edit documents for correctness and consistency.
  • Edit documents using sound grammar.
  • Plan documents, including the budgeting and scheduling of them.
  • Learn what is taught in a computer class.
  • Plan, deliver, and critique speeches common in business and industry.
  • Implement basic principles of management or marketing that are common in business and industry

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements


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