Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TC 499 - Technical Communication Internship

6 lecture hours 0 lab hours 6 credits
Course Description
The senior technical communication student is required to work in an approved technical communication situation. All internships must be arranged through the Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department. This internship is designed to allow the student to experience the realities of the profession. Each student is required to submit a comprehensive final report documenting all aspects of the internship. (prereq: senior standing, consent of program director)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Learn how the communication area fits in with the rest of the company
  • Learn how jobs are assigned to this area of the company
  • Learn how to assist their supervisors in conceptualizing a project
  • Learn how to assist or take charge of completing a project
  • Learn the value of performing as a professional by being critical, helpful, punctual and polite
  • Learn the value of cooperating with fellow employees

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Must be senior status
  • One quarter advance application to the Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department and the permission of the department chairperson

Course Topics
  • The projects are totally dependent on the host company

Laboratory Topics
  • In a sense, all work done by the student is laboratory work because the student devotes his/her entire effort toward completing an actual project assigned by the company

Dr. Tammy Rice-Bailey

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