The Technical Communication Certificate is designed for people with experience and/or education in specific fields who wish to improve their technical communication skills. Students will learn technical writing skills and apply them to a chosen career area. Fields in which technical information is conveyed include software development, engineering, manufacturing, health care, instructional design, marketing, and many other areas in business and industry.
Technical Communication Certificate
30 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0238
|Courses for a Certificate|
|EGL 111||Introduction to Business and Technical Writing||3|
|EGL 211||Writing Digital Content||3|
|EGL 212||Technical Writing Applications||3|
|SPE 140||Professional Presentations||3|
|GRD 101||Introduction to Visual Communication||3|
|ART 216||Introduction to Digital Imaging||3|
|or CAB 172||Adobe Photoshop|
|ART 259||Introduction to Web Design||3|
|Select nine credit hours from the following (courses may be chosen from one or several disciplines):||9|
|Graphic Design Layout and Typography|
|Introduction to Computer Art|
|Introduction to 3D Animation and Multimedia|
|The Digital Darkroom|
|Computer Applications for Business|
|Computer Information Systems|
|Web Page Development|
|Web Development Tools|
|Web Site Maintenance and Management|
|Web Database Management|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Fundraising and Grant Writing|
Program Learning Outcomes
- Clearly communicate technical information to specific audiences, using appropriate media.
- Identify specific audience needs and document purposes.
- Apply graphic and design elements in documents (print and digital) that enhance usability by an intended audience.
- Convert abstract or written ideas into visual elements.
- Write clear, concise prose that facilitates usability by a specified audience.
- Present data and analysis in appropriate media for intended audiences.
- Use appropriate software for conveying information via digital media.
- Employ effective navigational and organizational tools in print and digital documents.
- Apply ethical principle to technical communications, including adherence to intellectual property rights and regulations.