Technical Writing Programs in Community Colleges: Survey

Date Tue Mar 13 14:15:23 2007
School ACC
Location Austin
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course, major, specialization
Credential AAS degree, certificate
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department separate department
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm, Doctorate in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional technical communication majors
Student description comments This question is unclear
Articulation agreement Yes. Unsure but we have TTU and A&M students

Date Mon Mar 26 11:26:09 2007
School Richland Colleg
Location Dallas, Texas
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AS degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Mon Mar 26 11:29:02 2007
School El Paso County Community College
Location El Paso, Texas
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement We have articulation with the University of Texas at l Paso which allows students to transfer our technical writing course and an in-block elective.

Date Thu Mar 29 14:22:34 2007
School
Location
Position
Offering
Credential
Total students
Total service-course students
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department
Program department comments
Program faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation
Student description
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Thu Mar 29 14:35:12 2007
School Columbus State Community College
Location Columbus, OH
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering major
Credential AAS degree
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm, Doctorate in Tech Comm
Student description Nontraditional technical communication majors, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Formal articulation agreement with the University of Toledo's Adult Liberal Studies (ALS)program housed in the University College - The ALS program accepts all credits from Columbus State enabling Technical Communication students from Columbus State to transfer into the ALS program as juniors. Bowling Green State University accepts all Technical Communication coursework from Columbus State and applies the coursework to their BA in Scientific and Technical Communication.

Date Thu Mar 29 15:25:18 2007
School Gateway Technical College
Location Racine, WI 53403
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering major, specialization
Credential AAS degree, certificate
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department separate department
Program department comments
Program faculty Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional technical communication majors, Nontraditional technical communication majors, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement We have several where the credits from our program transfers into the four-year program. Thus, students start the four-year program with junior status.

Date Thu Mar 29 18:09:44 2007
School Washington State Community College
Location Marietta, OH
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AS degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Masters in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Fri Mar 30 12:26:24 2007
School San Diego City College
Location San Diego, CA (downtown)
Position part-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 1-20
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department
Program department comments School of Engineering
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments Returning students seeking better writing skills for their jobs in industry (engineering, business, etc.), returning students going on to grad school and whose grad school specifies taking a technical communication class (vet school and master's program in nutrition for example), traditional students enrolled in City College engineering or technical illustration disciplines, returning students exploring becoming a technical writer
Articulation agreement Our Introduction to Technical Writing class is a transfer level class to all California four year public and private colleges.

Date Fri Mar 30 15:11:50 2007
School North Central Texas College
Location Gainesville, Corinth, and Bowie, Texas
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Fri Mar 30 17:21:01 2007
School Capilano College
Location North Vancouver, BC
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course plus, specialization
Credential AA degree, certificate
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 21-40
Graduates employed/year
Program department Communication
Program department comments
Program faculty Communication faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm, Doctorate in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional technical communication majors, Nontraditional technical communication majors, Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement We offer the first two years of the BA in CMNS at SFU

Date Fri Mar 30 18:48:00 2007
School Weatherford College
Location Weatherford, TX
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AS degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Yes.

Date Thu Mar 15 12:13:15 2007
School Lane Community College
Location Eugene, Oregon
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Sat Mar 31 10:52:26 2007
School The Victoria College
Location Victoria, TX
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Although I understand we have a broader agreement with UHV, I also understand that for some reason they do not accept our Technical Writing class credit, even though we use the same text, etc.

Date Sun Apr 1 13:28:40 2007
School Panola College
Location Carthage Texas
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement no

Date Mon Apr 2 07:42:32 2007
School Edison Community College
Location Piqua, Ohio
Position program coordinator
Offering specialization
Credential certificate
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation
Student description Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Mon Apr 2 08:02:47 2007
School Kingwood College
Location Kingwood Texas 77339
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 1-20
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Mon Apr 2 10:40:26 2007
School Lee College
Location Baytown, TX
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course plus, major
Credential AS degree
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Our sophomore level class replaces the required junior level course at most universities in the state

Date Mon Apr 2 11:48:57 2007
School Montgomery College
Location Conroe, Tx
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Doctorate in English, Doctorate in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments Community members and graduate students from other colleges seeking additional guidance in professional writing or job searching/preparation
Articulation agreement Not sure what an "articulation agreement" is.

Date Mon Apr 9 10:28:43 2007
School College of Lake County
Location Grayslake, IL 60030
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course plus, major
Credential AAS degree, certificate
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 61+
Program department English
Program department comments Our courses are listed under English, but we are a career program
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional technical communication majors, Nontraditional technical communication majors, Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments many are returning adults/mid-life career changers
Articulation agreement Yes, informal with Illinois Institute of Technology

Date Mon Apr 9 16:02:58 2007
School Mesa Community College
Location Mesa, AZ
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Wed Apr 11 13:22:20 2007
School Temple College
Location Temple, Texas
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Tue Apr 17 17:26:00 2007
School Southwest Texas Junior College
Location Uvalde, Texas
Position
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AAS degree, certificate
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 1-20
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments Associate dean, who was full-time English faculty
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement No

Date Thu Mar 15 13:36:20 2007
School Western Technical College
Location La Crosse, WI
Position full-time faculty
Offering major
Credential AAS degree
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department Communication
Program department comments
Program faculty Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional technical communication majors, Nontraditional technical communication majors, Professional certificate
Student description comments
Articulation agreement UW-Stout

Date Wed Apr 25 16:30:05 2007
School College of the Mainland
Location Texas City, Texas
Position full-time faculty
Offering
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 21-40
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department
Program department comments Humanities Department
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Mon Aug 13 12:51:23 2007
School NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Location Bentonville, Arkansas
Position
Offering service course
Credential AA degree, AAS degree, none
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 1-20
Graduates/year 21-40
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement NWACC has articulation agreements with a number of four-year schools, the main one being U of Arkansas in Fayetteville, thirty minutes south on I-540 from Bentonville.

Date Thu Mar 15 14:40:10 2007
School San Jacinto College South
Location Houston, TX
Position full-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Our Technical Report Writing class transfers to the colleges and universities in Texas.

Date Thu Mar 15 21:06:40 2007
School Daytona Beach Community College
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Position full-time faculty
Offering
Credential none
Total students 61+
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year 61+
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement

Date Fri Mar 16 05:57:53 2007
School Raritan Valley Community College
Location North Branch, NJ
Position part-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential AA degree
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 1-20
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty
Program faculty comments As an adjunct English Prof., I teach it based on my long industrial writing experience
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Professional certificate
Student description comments Electric utility linemen and substation workers going for certification, i.e., job training
Articulation agreement

Date Mon Mar 19 13:05:18 2007
School Lee College
Location Baytown, Texas
Position program coordinator, full-time faculty
Offering service course plus
Credential AS degree
Total students 1-20
Total service-course students 41-60
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement Our sophomore class (2311) replaces the required junior-level class (3302) at most universities in Texas

Date Tue Mar 20 08:21:30 2007
School Elon University
Location Elon, North Carolina
Position full-time faculty
Offering minor, specialization
Credential
Total students 21-40
Total service-course students
Graduates/year 1-20
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department English
Program department comments
Program faculty English faculty
Program faculty comments All faculty identify themselves as "[Title] of Professional Writing and Rhetoric" and all have advanced degrees in rhetoric, composition, professional communication, or a related field
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Doctorate in English, Masters in Tech Comm, Doctorate in Tech Comm
Student description
Student description comments traditional liberal arts students pursuing an English major with a heavy focus on - essentially a major in - professional writing and rhetoric
Articulation agreement no

Date Sun Mar 25 19:32:12 2007
School Dallas Telecollege - Dallas County Community College District
Location Dallas, TX
Position part-time faculty
Offering service course
Credential none
Total students
Total service-course students 61+
Graduates/year
Graduates employed/year 1-20
Program department
Program department comments Distance Learning
Program faculty English faculty, Tech Comm faculty
Program faculty comments
Faculty preparation Masters in English, Masters in Tech Comm
Student description Traditional other major requirement, Nontraditional other major requirement
Student description comments
Articulation agreement