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2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical and Professional Communication Graduate Certificate


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The graduate certificate in technical and professional communication is designed for working adults who are employed or seeking employment in the field of technical communication, one of the fastest-growing sectors in today’s global, high-tech economy. Students pursuing the certificate receive state-of-the-art training in the core skills demanded by the profession including technical writing, technical editing and graphic design. The certificate also allows students to choose courses from specialized areas within technical communication, such as multimedia authoring, health risk communication and usability testing.

The graduate certificate in technical and professional communication is designed for working professionals who already have earned bachelor’s degrees but who would like to enhance or upgrade their skills in the area of technical communication. These individuals complete the certificate as nondegree students; those who decide to enroll in the MA program in communication following completion of the certificate may transfer all 9 hours of credits earned for the certificate to the master’s degree. For students already enrolled in a master’s program in communication, the certificate can be completed as part of or in addition to the course work required for the master’s degree.

Certificate Requirements


The graduate certificate in technical and professional communication requires 9 semester hours (three courses), with 6 hours of required courses and 3 hours of electives.

Elective Courses


Any course in the area of technical communication at the 5000 level or above.

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