Our Technical Communicator (TC) Specialized Program was Accredited

Our Technical Communicator (TC) specialized program, which consists of courses offered at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering was partially accredited by the Japan Technical Communicators Association (a public incorporated foundation comprised of technical communication specialists) on February 28, 2017. The TC program is composed of several fields of study and the table below shows which courses correspond to each field. In order to be certified as having completed the TC program, students need to earn 18 credits or more through the courses listed while also earning the required number of credits in each field. However, these credits must have been earned from courses taken in AY2017 or after. Regarding the field of "TC Fundamentals", since there is no corresponding course at our university, students are required to take an intensive course to be organized by the Japan Technical Communicators Association.

TC専門課程における分野 Knowledge and skills required for a technical communicator (JTCA) 本学学部における開講科目/ Courses of UoA  
 Field of Knowledge and skills 必要単位 開講科目/Courses 単位数 標準配当 年次 
Required credits Cresits Standard Year of Course Completion
Basic Technical Communication 2 Intensive courses offered at JTCA are also available. - -
Information gathering and analysis 2 EL315 Design and Analysis for IT Business 2 3
Planning and designing a document 2 - - -
OT01-I Basic Knowledge Course on Staring Up Ventures I ,Ⅱ 2 2~4
Information architecture 2 LI04 Intro. Computer Systems 2 1
SE07 Database Systems 3 3
LI11 Intro. to Computer Networking 2 2
Production Management and Direction of the production process 2 SE05 Software Studio 3 4
FU14 Intro. to Software Engineering 3 3

LI09 Fundamentals of System Development and Project Management

2 4
Visualization and Expression Design 2 EL213 Design of Movies for Professional Communication 2 3

LI10 Introduction to Multimedia Systems

2 2
Writing 2

HS21 Academic Skills 1

2 1~2
HS21 Academic Skills 2 2 1~2
Writing in English 2 EN07 Intermediate English 3 2 2
EL222 Business Writing and Presentations 2 3
User Interface 2 IT06 Human Interface and Virtual Reality 3 4
Peripheral domains Compliance 2 HS09 Jurisprudence 2 1~2
  LI06 Information Security 2 1
  Understanding foreign cultures 2 HS13 International Relations 2 1~2

In order to obtain a certificate for completion of the TC program, each student is required to individually send an application for certification of completion of the program, a proof of acquisition of credits for certified courses, and the application fee (3,000 yen, tax excluded) to the Japan Technical Communicators Association. Once their application is accepted, they will be able to obtain the certificate.

URL:Japan Technical Communicators Association

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