Applied Science (Technical Communication) (BAS)

The BAS program with a concentration in technical communication is a flexible degree plan designed specifically for students who have earned an AAS degree from a regionally accredited institution. This major combines the technical experience gained in the student's associate degree program with a broader education of skills in management, leadership, critical thinking and communication.

Technical communication is applied workplace communication that makes technical information understandable and available to many audiences. In the technical communication concentration, students learn how to produce, design and manage information using both traditional and developing technologies.

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Applied Science (Technical Communication) (BAS)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of


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Career outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for writers and editors will increase by 25 percent during the next five years. Software and electronics companies, media corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, nonprofits and other areas will see an increased demand for writers. Students in the program will prepare for careers as:

  • advertising and promotions managers
  • communications teachers (postsecondary)
  • copy writers
  • correspondence clerks
  • court clerks
  • desktop publishers
  • editors
  • media and communication workers
  • proofreaders and copy markers
  • public relations specialists
  • technical writers

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