Dec 14, 2018  
2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Communication, AAS

Program Description

This program will equip students to be exposed to creating good quality content needed by the likes of /for technical staff as well as end users. Numerous job areas with such skill set would be technical documentation, specifications writer, user documentation, marketing and sales literature, learning and training materials, and technical editor. In order to carry out these tasks students should be knowledgeable in numerous technical aspects of I.T. technical tools coupled with communication and writing skills. Jobs with these skillsets will fall under Technical Author, Technical Writer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to articulate technical code into clear concise readable form
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of various technical languages/diagrams and designs
  • Demonstrate understanding of computer hardware, Networking
  • Understand and demonstrate various web based technologies
  • Be able to deliver technical code into a presentable format, be it written/graphics, and/or animation
  • Show a clear understanding of editing other authors work
  • Utilize numerous tools to convey and communicate across to various levels of people
  • Communicate both verbally, and in written form


Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA in each core course to attain an AAS degree.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.

Specific Requirements

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 45 credits

Total Supporting Course Credits: 28 credits

Total Related Instruction Credits: 20

Total Program Credits: 93 credits