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Technical Specialist, TCC (TC31)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Valdosta, Ben Hill Irwin, Online, Coffee, Cook

Purpose: The Technical Specialist certificate provides students a significant foundation of core education in preparation to enter into industry with writing and communication skills.

Curriculum: Students are able to complete courses in the areas of Language Arts/Communication, Social/Behavior Science, Natural Sciences/Mathematics, and Humanities/Fine Arts. Students are also able to complete courses in an occupational area of their choosing.

Careers: Program applies occupational credits from all areas to apply to a technical certificate of credit.


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum Outline (33 hours)
General Core Courses 24
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores Co-requisite(s): None Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 6 Hours 6
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 3 Hours 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 6 Hours 6
General Education Core Elective - Choose One of the Following (6 Hours) 6
Occupational Courses 9
Advisor Guided Electives (9 Hours) 9

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