Programs

Technical Specialist

Program Description

This degree-level certificate’s purpose is to prepare students for positions in business that require technical proficiency to translate technical information to various audiences and in various formats using written and oral communication skills.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Major Code: TC31
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 36

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits
First TermENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required)3

Choose one:
MATH 1111College Algebra3
OR
MATH 1101*Qualitative Skills and Reasoning
OR
MATH 1112College Trigonometry
OR
MATH 1113Pre-Calculus

Choose one: (Required)3
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration
OR
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

Social/Behavorial Science elective --Choose one:3
PSYC 1101, ECON 1101, SOCI 1101, HIST 1111, HIST 2111, or POLS 1101

Second TermHumanities/Fine Arts elective - Choose one:3
ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, or THEA 1101

Social/Behavorial Science elective --Choose one:3
PSYC 1101, ECON 1101, SOCI 1101, HIST 1111, HIST 2111, or POLS 1101

General Education Core elective/Occupational Guided elective6

Third TermHumanities/Fine Arts elective - Choose one:3
ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, or THEA 1101

General Education Core elective/Occupational Guided elective9

General Education Core elective/Occupational Guided elective
(15 to 18 credit hours)
Elective courses must be approved by the Certificate Advisor. The list
below constitutes only a sample of the options available for occupational courses:

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I3
BIOL 1111Biology I3
BIOL 1111/LBiology I Lab1
BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 2113/LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab1
BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2114/LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab1
BIOL 2117Microbiology3
BIOL 2117/LMicrobiology Lab1
BUSN 1440Document Production **4
CHEM 1211Chemistry I3
CHEM 1211/LChemistry I Lab1
CIST 1001Computer Concepts3
DMPT 1000Intro to Design and Media Production6
ENGL 1105Technical Communications*3
MGMT 1100Principles of Management3
PHYS 1110Conceptual Physics*3
PHYS 1110/LConceptual Physics Lab*1

* Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

**Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with a grade of C or better with a grade of C or better.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics website provides general career information on the following occupations:

  • Communications Specialists
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Technical Writers
  • Public Relations Specialists

United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

technical specialist

Program Advisor
Daniel Hartley
daniel.hartley@sctech.edu
770-412-5715

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
breanna.sidney@sctech.edu
770-229-3058
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A