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ENG 110 - Writing for the Trades & Technical Occupations in Applied Science

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course introduces students to applied technical reading and writing skills necessary for trade and industrial occupations. Through the writing process, students review and practice grammar, spelling, sentence building basics and critical reading and analysis of trade and technical texts. Students also practice the practical application of writing, including writing for clarity, accuracy and professionalism as related to job functions. Students are introduced to occupational requirements and effective communications across trades. 

This course does not replace the ENG 090 and ENG 101/ENG 101L sequence or requirement in any Associate of Science program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply basic grammar, spelling and sentence structure to written communications in a clear and concise manner for trade-specific demands such as occupational field requirements, safety standards and related consumer audiences.
  2. Write accurate summaries using materials from trade journals and other trade-related texts.
  3. Practice written analysis using information from trade journals and other trade-related texts.
  4. Identify the difference between formal and informal communications.
  5. Apply writing conventions such as audience, tone, content organization and structure.
  6. Identify the difference between informative and persuasive writing.
  7. Apply informative and persuasive writing, as appropriate, in workplace documents.
  8. Complete work-related written communications such as resumes, letters, memos and emails. 
  9. Practice workplace writing skills necessary to clearly and concisely complete general forms, reports, contracts, proposals, change orders and tie-in notes.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic grammar conventions
  2. Critical thinking and analysis
  3. Summaries 
  4. Writing to inform
  5. Writing process analysis, “how-to”
  6. Writing to persuade
  7. Audience
  8. Purpose
  9. Tone
  10. Formal and informal written communication
  11. Resumes, letters, memos, emails and other work-related forms
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, internet resources and multimedia.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/18/2024
Last Reviewed: 03/18/2024

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