Gateway's Professional Communications (formerly Technical Communications) program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree or to a 12- or 24-credit certificates. This program prepares graduates to research, write, illustrate, layout, edit, and electronically publish such products as instructional literature, service literature, catalog literature, promotional literature, journalistic literature, grant proposals, video programs, and corporate procedures. The professional communicator must be skilled in publishing these products to paper, to electronic media, and to the Internet. These professional communication skills are in high demand because the business, industrial, medical, social, governmental, and service fields must meet the constant challenges that the informational/electronic/ Internet age presents to them.
The Professional Communication program is portfolio driven, both electronic and paper. Each course will add to your portfolio and will be evaluated each semester. At program completion, you will be able to demonstrate clearly and completely your technical communication skill sets to potential employers. Gateway has been told consistently by employers that our students are highly successful at job interviews because their skills are clearly demonstrated in their portfolios.