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The B.S. in technical communication is the only undergraduate technical communication degree program available in the state of Arizona. Technical communication is applied workplace communication that makes technical information understandable and available to many audiences. In the technical communication program, students learn how to produce, design and manage information using traditional and developing technologies.
Those interested in the Technical Communication online program may visit the ASU Online website for more information.Additional program fee: N
Second language requirement: N
Minimum math requirement: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
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:
- Desktop publishers.
- Information designers.
- Multimedia designers.
- Publications managers.
- Technical editors.
- Technical writers.
Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||15.12%||$58,890|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||14.81%||$58,870|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||8.21%||$53,900|
|Public Address System and Other Announcers||24.04%||$27,210|
|Public Relations SpecialistsBright OutlookGreen||18.18%||$51,960|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact InformationSchool of Letters and Sciences | WANER 101
firstname.lastname@example.org | 4807271526
Those interested in the Technical Communication online program may visit the ASU Online website for more information.
Students from western states who select this major may be eligible for a reduced nonresident tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program Web site
Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.
Every Bright Outlook occupation matches at least one of the following criteria:
- Projected to grow much faster than average (employment increase of 20% or more) over the period 2008-2018
- Projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2008-2018
- New & Emerging occupation in a high growth industry
Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.