Technical Communication

Minimal jargon. Maximum clarity.

Too long, didn’t read (aka TL;DR)—but it still must be clear. Technical writers prevent confusion by drafting clear and concise documents. With empathy for the end user, you’ll learn how to translate complex documentation into easily understood web pages, blog posts, instructions, proposals and more. From beginner to advanced, written to pictographic, you make Swedish furniture easier to assemble.

Why study Technical Communication with us?

When you study Technical Communication at CLC, you will “learn by doing” by applying the skills you learn in class to real-world projects, such as writing a proposal to solve a workplace problem, developing a website, or designing communication materials for a new business idea.

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, and researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the relationship between technical writers and their industries.

Go for a dual degree! Combine general education and technically specialized courses to get your Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Technical Communication. Then, with your core classes completed, take the remaining credits for your second associate degree. Choose from a technical field such as electronics or engineering or a creative field such as Digital Media & Design or English.

You learn the same material studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention, feedback and hands-on instruction possible only in small classes.



  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.

Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Technical Communications

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

Build your foundation with a variety of courses including English and Digital Media & Design. Then, mix in some technical specialty electives that match your interests and goals.

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