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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.

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Program Requirements


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]
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