Technical Communications

Prepare for many different forms of technical communication in the workplace by learning to write clearly and edit and design technical documents while exploring courses in a variety of disciplines. A required internship during the program’s final semester will introduce you to technical writing in the workplace.

WORK IN MANY AREAS

Your written communication and critical thinking skills will open doors in many industries, including publishing, education, media, manufacturing, aviation and medicine.

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A

  • proofreader
  • editor
  • grant writer
  • social media specialist
  • educator
  • instructional designer

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a technical communications certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in technical communications:

  • College Composition
  • Computer Applications for Professionals
  • Interviewing I
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Technical Editing and Layout
  • Writing for Media

Technical Communications Certificate Credits 18

Take these additional courses to earn a grant writing certificate that you can also take right to the workforce. These courses also apply directly to the associate degree in technical communications:

  • College Composition II
  • Technical Grammar and Style
  • Grant Writing

Additional Certificate Credits 9

Total Credits for Grant Writing Certificate 15

Take these additional courses to earn an associate degree in technical communications that can easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program:

  • Student Success Seminar
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication Elective
  • Math for Technology or Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Natural Sciences Elective
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Writing for the Web
  • Technical Communications Internship
  • Social Science Elective
  • Technical Elective

Additional Credits 28-30

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE 61-63

Associate of applied science in technical communications

Kent State University; Bachelor’s degree in applied communication.

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