We are happy you are visiting our site. Technical communication is an essential workplace skill, one that is in high demand. We are often asked: What is technical communication? The Society for Technical Communication (http://www.stc.org/) defines technical communication as any form of communication that has one or more of these characteristics:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics adds that “Many technical writers work with people located around the world and with specialists in highly technical fields, such as science and engineering. As a result, they must be able to assimilate complex information quickly and be comfortable working with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds” (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos319.htm).
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Technical Communication (TCM)
NEW!!! Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – 120 credit hours
Admission Requirements to the B.S. in Technical Communication
The B.S. degree in Technical Communication requires 120 credit hours. All courses that count toward the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Requirements for Graduation
For more information on this exciting new program, please contact Corinne Renguette, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREERS IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
A technical communicator has many career options. Here is a partial list of careers in the field of technical communication:
The employment outlook is excellent if you decide technical communication is the direction you want to take. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos319.htm), “Employment of technical writers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the need to explain a growing number of electronic and scientific products increases. Job prospects are expected to be good for those with solid writing and communications skills and a technical background.”
TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES
Here are several resources for you to explore:
Journal for STC; includes current issue, book review, online forum.
A comprehensive portal to online resources in professional, scientific, and technical communication.
Document describing the profession of usability.
Aims to improve technical documentation and communication through international cooperation between technical communication organizations.
News and information on conferences and forums.
A 30-minute streaming documentary about the field of technical communication including documentation writing, usability testing, and project management.
Please let us know if you have questions or comments. We look forward to talking with you soon!