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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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For Professor Cary Schawel, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s his life’s calling.

 

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October 5
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