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2008-2009 College Catalog 
    
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Communication Major, B.S.


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Technical Communication Core:


All technical communication majors are required to complete the following courses:

Corporate Communications and Training Concentration:


This communications concentration prepares the student for a career in technology-based training and/or managing the flow of information within and between technical and corporate communications networks and systems. It includes practical experience and a theoretical understanding of corporate training and corporate communication reflecting the culture that exists within a corporation. It focuses on the various methodologies for the dissemination of information within corporations and governmental agencies. The curriculum is designed to provide breadth of knowledge and multi-task capability.

Interactive Media Production Concentration:


This communication concentration provides the student with the theory, production and programming practices of interactive Web, DVD, and multimedia production. The course work includes the writing, editing, designing, authoring, and programming of interactive multimedia projects in addition to professional experience and hands-on practice with computer hardware and software. Such productions are frequently used for education, training, marketing, public relations, and sales purposes.

Electives


Choose 11 credit hours from the following list:

Note:


*Internships require permission of instructor.

Subtotal: 11


Total for Interactive Media Production Concentration: 42


Note:


**These courses may have prerequisite requirements within the departments.

Video and Media Production Concentration


This communication concentration provides the student with the theoretical and practical experience required to design, write, edit, and produce media and video productions for use in industry, government, corporate, cable narrowcasting, and other organizations. Such productions are frequently used for training, image creation, promotional, motivational, narrowcasting, and sales purposes.

Technical Communication Core: 9


Subtotal: 12


Subtotal: 12


Electives


Choose 9 hours from courses not taken to fulfill hours in the concentration electives or choose from the following:

Total for Video and Media Production Concentration: 42


Notes:


*Internships require permission of instructor.

**These courses may have prerequisite requirements within the departments.

Technical Writing and Editing Concentration:


This communications concentration provides the student with both the theory and production practices of technical writing and editing used by industry and government. It includes course work in the writing, editing, design, and production of technical reports, proposals, and manuals in addition to professional experience and hands-on practices with computer hardware and software. The curriculum is designed to provide breadth of knowledge and multi-task capability.

Technical Communication Core: 9


Subtotal: 18


Subtotal: 6


Choose 9 credit hours from the following:


Total for Technical Writing and Editing Concentration: 42


Extended Majors:


To complete either of the extended major options, the student must fulfill all the requirements specified in one of the technical communications concentrations. In addition, the student must fulfill all General Studies and multicultural requirements of Metro State. Students enrolled in the extended major are NOT required to complete a minor.

Extended Major Option 1


A student completing a community college degree may enroll for an extended major within the department if the student fulfills all of the following conditions:

  • The curriculum for the associates degree to be used is accepted by the department; and
  • A 2+2 agreement is in place between the community college granting the degree and the Technical Communication and Media Production Department.

Extended Major Option 2


All technical communication majors who choose the Extended Major Option 2 are required to complete the following courses:

Required Core Total: 33


Extended majors must complete one of the concentrations listed below:


Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 15

Total: 15

Note:

An extended major must complete at least 18 hours of electives. At least 12 credit hours must be selected from the list of departmental electives and the courses chosen can not be used in your concentration or as your Senior Experience course. Electives outside the department are not required, but can be selected from the list of electives outside the department.

Electives:


Choose 12 -18 credit hours from the following list of departmental courses that are not in your concentration or used as your Senior Experience course:

Subtotal for Required Electives:18

Total for Extended Major Option 2: 66

Notes:

*Internships require permission of instructor.

**These courses may have prerequisite requirements within the departments.

Graduation Requirements for the Extended Major Option 2:


Major 66
Required Core 33
Concentration 15
COM Elevtives 12-18
Electives outside COM 0-6
General Studies* 33
Unrestricted Electives 21
Total: 120

Note:

* The 3-hour multicultural graduation requirement must be satisfied by a course chosen for General Studies or as an unrestricted elective.

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