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Technical Communication

Technical Communication Certificate
30 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0238

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours



EGL 111 Introduction to Business/Technical Writing


EGL 211 Writing for the Web


EGL 212 Technical Writing Applications


SPE 140 Professional Presentations




GRD 101 Introduction to Visual Communication


ART 216 Digital Imaging or CAB 172 Adobe Photoshop


ART 259 Web Graphic Page Design or CAB 170 Web Authoring Software




Choose nine credit hours from one or more of the following disciplines:


  Graphic Design



ART 225 Layout Design and Typography



ART 250 Computer Art


ART 260 3-D Animation and Multimedia


ART 278 The Digital Darkroom


  Computer Applications in Business



CAB 165 Desktop Publishing Using InDesign



CAB 150 Visio Fundamentals

  Computer-Aided Design



CAD 116 Basic AutoCAD



CAD 117 Intermediate AutoCAD


CAD 118 Advanced AutoCAD

  Computer Information Systems



CIS 131 Building a Web Page



CIS 152 Web Development Tools


CIS 214 Web Site Maintenance and Management


CIS 232 Web Scripting


CIS 248 Web Database Management




MKT 131 Principles of Marketing



MKT 134 Fundraising and Grant-Writing


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


*Elective courses will be updated periodically to reflect current technology offerings.


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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.



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