Vocational/Technical and Business Writing

Course Number: 
ENGL 150
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
This course is designed for both vocational/technical and business students. It emphasizes written and oral communication required in the world of work. Major topics include business letters and memorandums, formal and informal reports, computer graphics, basic principles of technical writing, and oral presentations. 5 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Recommended Preparation: Competency in basic computer operation or concurrent enrollment in CIS 100. Prerequisite: Appropriate English placement score or a grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 095.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Using technology and other resources to obtain information
  • Analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating ideas from sources
  • Developing ideas into logically crafted claims
  • Supporting claims with valid, specific evidence
  • Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting source information appropriately to support ideas
  • Organizing, integrating, and documenting research ethically
  • Focusing development of ideas and details using appropriate structure
  • Developing and maintaining a consistent, appropriate tone
  • Offering and accepting feedback about writing for ideas, voice, style, fluency
  • Writing in a variety of forms and adapting form for the purpose/situation
  • Revising writing for ideas, purpose, development and structure
  • Editing writing for precision: sentence structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation