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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.

GD 120 Introduction to Animation 4
  CA or CS elective 3
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
EN 105 Principles of English Grammar 3
EN 109 Writing for Technology and Business 3
EN 125 Techniques of Proofreading and Editing 3
EN 240 Organization and Development of Technical Documents 3
MG 101 Principles of Management  
MG 103 Introduction to Marketing  
MG 205 Organizational Behavior 3
SP 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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