ERIC Number: ED453873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Middlesex Community College Software Technical Writing Program.
Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA.
This document describes the Software Technical Writing Program at Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts). The program is a "hands-on" course designed to develop job-related skills in three major areas: technical writing, software, and professional skills. The program was originally designed in cooperation with the Massachusetts High Technology Council and funded by the State Department of Occupational Education to retrain adults to become systems software technical writers. This nationally recognized program, which has maintained a near 100% placement rate, has since become self-supporting. Industry and higher education forged a unique partnership in the development of this model program, which has provided training for people interested in gaining the skills necessary to research, write, edit and design the manuals and documentation that accompany technical products. Documentation managers from Data General, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Wang Laboratories designed the original curriculum to respond to the needs of industry. An Advisory Board of documentation managers works closely with the college faculty and staff to maintain a focus on the skills most valued in the industry today. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to be hired as technical writers, marketing specialists, or content developers. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3 years of work experience. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA.