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Technical Writing and Communication

Post-Degree Certificate

Master the essential skills needed for a career in technical writing and communication.  Technical writers communicate ideas clearly and concisely in manuals, reports, journal articles, web pages and other forms of print and electronic communication. 

Program/Major Codes: CRDTWC/TWC

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options:  Obtain employment or further your career as a technical writer in business or industry, or begin a career as a freelance writer.

Academic Options:  Continue your studies by taking additional coursework in writing and/or web development.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program

Program Requirements
  

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

Before enrolling in this program, you must fulfill the following requirements with a C or better:

Associate or bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101,
   WRT 102 or transfer equivalence
Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101],
   Writing II [SUN# ENG 1102]
6
CIS 120 Computer Applications for Business 4
  or Comparable knowledge and skills in Computer Applications   
Subtotal 6-10

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
DAR 103 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
DAR 120 Applied Computer Graphics 4
WRT 140 Writing and Editing Technical Communications 3
WRT 254 Advanced Professional Communication 3
Subtotal 13

Technical Elective

Complete one course from the following list with a C or better:

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 120 Word Processing: Word 3
CSA 165 Dreamweaver for Microsoft Windows I 3
CIS 121 Web Publishing 3
DAR 256 Web Design I 4
Subtotal 3-4
Total 22-27