Technical Writing Programs in Community Colleges: Survey

The purpose of this survey is to locate and profile technical writing programs at community colleges. This information will be compiled into a database and made available online.

  1. School
  2. Location
  3. What is your position in the technical writing program at your school? Check all that apply.
    program coordinator/director/administrator
    full-time faculty
    part-time faculty
    Other; please specify:
  4. Which does your program offer (check all that apply):
    a technical writing service course only
    a service course along with other technical writing classes
    a major in technical writing
    a minor in technical writing
    a specialization in technical writing
  5. Which does your program offer (check all that apply):
    AA degree
    AS degree
    AAS degree
    Certificate(s)
    None
  6. Approximately how many students are enrolled in each program?
    1-20
    21-40
    41-60
    61+
  7. If you do not have a technical writing major or minor, approximately how many students take the service course each semester?
    1-20
    21-40
    41-60
    61+
  8. Approximately how many graduates do you have from each program per year?
    1-20
    21-40
    41-60
    61+
  9. Approximately how many graduates from each program find employment as technical writers or in a related field after graduation?
    1-20
    21-40
    41-60
    61+
  10. Which department houses your program?
    English
    Communication
    A separate technical communication department
    Other; please specify:
  11. Who teaches the technical writing classes in your program? Please check all that apply.
    English faculty
    Communication faculty
    Technical writing faculty
    Other; please specify:
  12. What preparation do they have to teach technical writing courses? Please check all that apply.
    Master's degree in English
    Ph.D. in English
    Master's degree in Technical/Professional communication
    Ph.D. in Technical/Professional communication
  13. Which best describes the students in your program? Please check all that apply.
    traditional students majoring in technical communication
    nontraditional/returning students majoring in technical communication
    traditional students taking technical communication as a requirement for another major
    nontraditional students taking technical communication as a requirement for another major
    professionals seeking certification
    Other; please specify:
  14. Do you have an articulation agreement with a four-year school? If you do, please describe it.
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