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Bachelor of Technical Writing (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Technical Writing (BA) program prepares students for careers in the rapidly changing areas of computer-based communication. Students learn the fundamentals of visual, verbal, and on-line communication as well as the technical skills needed to design, communicate, and evaluate complex communication systems and to manage the interdisciplinary teams needed to develop them. The Bachelor of Technical Writing (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Technical Writing (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Technical Writing:
Technical Communication Theory and Criticism
Technical Writing
Specialized Readings and Independent Study
Advanced Technical Writing
Technical Editing
Technical Document Design
History of Scientific and Technical Literature
Gender Studies
Film and Media Studies
Writing for the Professions
Language in Design
Editing & Publishing
Magazine Writing
Writing for Multimedia
Online Information Design

Orientation Courses:
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Humanities:
Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Technical Writing graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Technical Writing
Job Description
Upon completion of a Bachelor's of Technical Writing, student will be able to design and implement websites, produce printed and multimedia material, write manuals, user's guides and online help systems. Students will also gain proficiency in developing technical and scientific information for professional and non-technological (the public) audiences.

Professional Associations
Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Resources and Tools
Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

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Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 905
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)