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Technical Specialist

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. Occupational coursework provides students with an understanding of the business environment and aspects of today’s business media/technology environment. 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 communication tasks.

The coursework in any TCC curricula may have prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to enrolling in the TCC courses.  All TCCs offered at the college require appropriate placement test scores OR completion of any required learning support courses.

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

Academic Advising – Technical Specialist Certificate

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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.

Campus Locations

Technical Specialist courses are offered at multiple campus and online.


Technical Specialist Certificate