Technical Communication: Associate in Arts (AATCD)

In this program, students explore the technical communication process in detail and develop skills in audience analysis, project management, technical writing and editing, document design and usability testing. Using tools of the technical communication profession, students prepare content for print and online delivery, develop screencast training modules, learn how to conduct a formal job search, and create professional portfolios to showcase their skills.

The Technical Communication Associate in Arts degree is designed for students transferring to a four-year university and seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. The General Education requirements fulfill both Washtenaw Community College’s requirements and the MACRAO Transfer requirements.

Formal Articulation Agreements

Eastern Michigan University, BA or BS degree;
Madonna University, BA degree

GENERAL EDUCATION 33 Credits
Area 1: Writing
4
3
Area 2: Speech
3
Area 3: Mathematics
4
4
Area 4: Natural Sciences One course*
Area 5: Social and Behavioral Science Two courses*
Area 6: Arts and Humanities Two courses*
Area 7: Computer Literacy
Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year university are encouraged to meet with the Technical Writing Program Advisor to select appropriate general education courses.
MAJOR/AREA REQUIREMENTS 14 Credits
3
3
3
3
2
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES | 6-7 Credits
One GDT course:
3
3
3
3
One WEB course:
4
4
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES 6-7 Credits
**Students must meet with the Technical Writing Program Advisor to select appropriate elective courses.
PROGRAM TOTAL 60-61 Credits