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Technical Communication

Technical Communication

In today’s world, career success depends on skillful communication with co-workers, supervisors, customers, and other audiences. Employers are seeking professionals who can write and speak effectively in many fields -- software development, nursing, instructional design, marketing, management, and more.

Oakton offers technical communication courses in a variety of academic areas and departments: computer applications for business, speech, management -- and English.

Technical communication courses in the English Department focus on enhancing writing skills – from creating effective memos, letters, and reports to crafting Web text and producing scientific documents. Options include:

Introduction to Business and Technical Writing EGL 111
Writing for the Web EGL 211
Technical Writing Applications EGL 212

Also housed within the Department is an interdisciplinary 30-credit-hour Technical Communication Certificate comprising 12 credit hours of communication courses, nine credit hours of design coursework, and nine credit hours of electives.

For more information, contact Scott Johnson at 847.376.7286 or sjohnson@oakton.edu.


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There’s a reason Larry Marks captured the 2009 Ray Hartstein Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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