TWRT at De Anza
play an essential role in many of the highly technical businesses in
Silicon Valley. The ability to write clear and concise documents,
manuals, memos, and reports is the key to career success as a technical
writerand success as an executive, manager, marketer, salesperson,
or engineer as well!
Writing Department (TWRT) at De Anza offers an exciting
opportunity to study the field of technical communications. The courses
are taught by professionals with years of industry experience. As
students advance through the TWRT program, they master increasingly
complex material, progressing from writing short documents to preparing
camera-ready manuals. Classes explore career and professional
opportunities through research and interaction with industry
The Technical Writing program
is not just for technical writers.
Executives, managers, marketing and sales people, trainers, consultants,
and businesspeople find their programs, businesses, and careers
become more marketable and effective when they acquire the
planning, analysis, organization, program management, and communication
skills taught and practiced in the program.
Students in the program
can pursue either an AA Degree or a Certificate of Achievement in Technical
De Anza's Technical Writing program?
Benefits of De Anza's Technical Writing program include:
Instructors work as technical writers in industry,
so they bring professional standards and real world projects
to the classroom.
Open media labs provide Macintosh and Windows computers
equipped with the latest software.
De Anza offers complementary courses in computer hardware and
software, programming, Web development, e-business, graphic design, and
Evening, weekend, and online courses accommodate working
The cost to participate in the program is low because De Anza is
committed to providing the community with education that is both
affordable and effective.
The Technical Writing Certificate of Achievement requires only four core
courses that can be completed in nine to twelve months.
is the program called Technical Writing when it is so much more?
De Anza renamed the Technical Communications program to
Technical Writing in 2005 because Technical Writing is the term
commonly used in the industry, by students, and by most people.
Nevertheless, De Anza's Technical Writing
program encompasses much more than writing technical
documents. The program prepares professionals in all fields
to organize and communicate their ideas clearly and concisely in documents,
reports, plans, letters, presentations, and in their day-to-day activities.
NOTE: Some of De Anza's documentation may still refer to the program
as Technical Communications or TECO.
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