Re: education and the profession

Subject: Re: education and the profession
From: John Hedtke <jhedtke -at- OZ -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 03:53:20 GMT

Judith Rosenberg <com427 -at- clc -dot- cc -dot- il -dot- us> wrote:

>From: Self <ISC02/COM427>
>To: techwr-l -at- vm1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu
>Subject: education and the profession
>Send reply to: JROSENB -at- clc -dot- cc -dot- il -dot- us
>Date sent: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:22:48 CST


>Subject: education and the profession
>Send reply to: JROSENB -at- clc -dot- cc -dot- il -dot- us
>Date sent: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:10:00 CST




>Hello!
>I am evaluating a Technical Communication Degree Program at the
>College of Lake County. We are a small program offering a two year
>A.A.S. degree and a one year certificate. We have graduated about 40
>students over the past fifteen years; most have found
>employment as technical writers.

>Please take a few minutes to reply to these three questions, which may
>help us to determine the continued need for such a program.

>1. Do you see growth in the need for technical writers over the next
>five years?

Yes.

>2. In your experience, is there a need for academic programs to train
>students in technical writing?

Yes, definitely.

>3. What are the subjects that should be stressed in an
>academic/career program in Technical Communication? (Example: clear,
>concise writing; document design; audience analysis; online
>publishing; computer technology, etc.)

All of these topics, along with good grammar, indexing, editing, basic
printing (single color/multi-color), and fundamentals of desktop
publishing & layout.

Yours Truly,

John Hedtke
Distinguished Member, STC


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