Technical Communication (Certificate)

If you are seeking an entry-level position as a technical communicator in a broad range of fields, the Certificate in Technical Communication is for you.

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The program consists of 12 credit hours of coursework (four courses).

Program Overview

Technical communication skills are an asset in diverse fields ranging from manufacturing to publishing to the government. This certificate program equips students with the core competencies needed in an entry-level technical communication position.

Career Opportunities

You can work as a technical communicator in many sectors including:

  • Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Publishing and advertising
  • Government agencies

Coursework in this program includes Document Design, Editing, Intercultural Communication, and more.

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You must have a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 and must be admitted as a graduate certificate student. Certificate students who later apply to one of the department’s M.S. programs or the Ph.D. program must meet the admission guidelines for that program. All coursework taken toward a certificate in technical communication or in instructional design and passed with a grade of B or better may also be applied to the M.S. in technical communication and information design or the M.S. in information architecture (if you’re admitted to one of those programs), as long as those courses were not applied to another degree.

Featured Faculty

Karl Stolley
Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management Director, Gewgaws Lab
Mohamed El Marzouki
Assistant Professor of Communication
Xiaoqian Li
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Gregory Pulliam
Associate Teaching Professor of Communications, Rhetoric, and Linguistics Director of Undergraduate Programs Director of Communication Across the Curriculum
Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies Associate Dean, Humanities
Matt Bauer
Department Chair Associate Professor of Linguistics Director, Speech Analysis Lab