Online Technical Communication Degree (BS)
Technical communication, the process of breaking down complex information into simpler forms to increase accessibility, is vital in both professional and personal life. Making information more easily understood is broadly beneficial. A technical communication degree can build the talents needed for many roles where effective communication is crucial for success.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is technical communication?
Technical communication focuses on making detailed information more accessible and effective. Professionals in the field tailor their work to their audience by considering factors like prior familiarity, related experience and level of education. They produce a wide variety of materials, including:
- Grants and proposals.
- Information graphics.
- Instruction manuals.
- Social media content.
- Software self-help guides.
- Training programs.
Technical communication is a broad field that includes multiple types of content creation and communication. In addition to writing and editing, technical communication can include visual design, front-end web development, usability testing, user experience and many other related tasks.
Why earn a Bachelor of Science in technical communication?
A technical communication degree offers two foundational benefits:
- An emphasis on helping others understand valuable information.
- Communication knowledge and abilities that are useful across the economy.
Technical communication bridges the gap between dense, detailed data and actionable information. Technical writers and those in similar roles are problem-solvers. They develop guidance and offer context to make their offerings useful.
Does my technical communication degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured technical communication degree courses
This program offers an applied focus, hands-on learning and small class sizes. You will develop an understanding of the concepts driving technical communication while building your talents and practical knowledge. Courses include:
TWC 421: Principles of Web Authoring (L)
TWC 301: Fundamentals of Writing for Digital Media (L)
TWC 431: Principles of Technical Editing
TWC 401: Fundamentals of Technical Communication (L)
TWC 411: Principles of Visual Communication (L)
TWC 490: Capstone
What can I do with a technical communication degree?
Technical communicators work in fields ranging from information design to social media marketing. You might build expertise with multiple audiences within a specific field or across an industry. Work opportunities are available in the public and private sectors. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Technical communication degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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