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Associate in Professional Communications

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates




About this program

Associate in Professional Communications

If you love to write and want a career that provides versatility of working in a wide range of industries, look no further than Gateway’s Professional Communications associate degree. Recent technology growth provides new opportunities for those who can transform information into clear, captivating content. Earn your degree and prepare for a rewarding career by becoming an expert in all aspects of professional writing, research and editing.

Professional Communications prepares students to research, plan, create, publish, and evaluate communication products. The curriculum develops the writing, design, and technology skills that students need to produce a variety of paper and electronic communication products, including articles, audiovisual scripts, grant proposals, promotional pieces, social media pages, user assistance, and websites. Professional communication skills are needed to meet the demands of the information age in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Communication Document Design
  • Computers for Professionals
  • English Composition 1
  • Research Fundamentals
  • Writing for Social Media
  • Digital Photography/ Introduction to
  • Editing
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Professional Communication Requirement
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Communication Project Management
  • Computer Illustration & Drawing Tech
  • Professional Communications Elective Cre
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Technical Reporting
  • Communication Requirement
  • Professional Communications
  • Professional Communications Portfolio
  • Sociology, Introduction to
  • Writing and Publishing

Suggested Electives

  • Information Design
  • Writing Copy for Sales
  • Writing for Organizations
  • Writing for the Media
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Writing for the Web
  • Writing Grant Proposals
  • Writing Product Documentation
  • Writing Software User Assistance
  • Diversity Studies, Introduction to

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


The cost per semester is $2,700.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Plan for a communication project.
  2. Create a communication product.
  3. Synthesize text, visual elements, and design in a communication product.
  4. Manage all aspects of a communication project.
  5. Produce a final communication product.

Career paths

  • Grant Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Content Developer
  • Copywriter

About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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