Graduate Catalog | 2020-2021 Previous Edition
Technical/Professional Writing, Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Technical/Professional prepares students for careers that combine strong communication skills with technical expertise. Students explore the relationships among language, writing, and computing technologies. This program is specifically designed to prepare students for the challenges encountered in today’s rapidly changing, technologically global society.
With a Technical/Professional Writing background students find careers in:
- computing-related industries, software and hardware
- engineering communication
- environmental communication
- other scientific or technical fields
As a technical writer, students are called upon to research, write, test, design or edit technical information for a variety of audiences, including:
- software and hardware documentation
- grants and proposals
- electronic multi-media presentations
- training materials
In addition to strong communication skills, technical writers must know a variety of computer applications, including word processing, web design software, page layout applications, online help authoring software, and hypertext mark-up language (HTML).