Arts and Sciences
Is this program for me?
The purpose of this technical certificate of credit (TCC) program is to prepare students for positions in business that require written and oral communication skills along with the technical proficiency to translate technical information to various audiences and in various formats. Program objectives include providing students with an appreciation of the cultural and social context of the writing audience, developing an understanding of the basic psychological principles that affect oral and written communications, and developing the scientific and/or mathematical skills that enable them to understand technical writing tasks. This certificate program provides students with computer, word processing, and presentation software fundamentals.
Important Note: The coursework may have prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to enrolling in the Technical Specialist certificate courses. All technical certificates of credit offered at the college require a minimum of appropriate certificate/diploma placement test scores OR completion of any required learning support courses through the 0097 level.
Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Technical Specialist graduate:
- Proven reading comprehension
- Strong speaking and writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Logical reasoning
- Detail oriented
- Computer skills
- Technically inclined
Where might I find a job?
Businesses and government agencies may offer job opportunities that requires the combination of technical proficiencies with the ability to clearly and accurately convey the proper and practical application of technologies in the workplace and among their customer or client base.
Technical Specialist courses are offered at multiple campus and online.