Graduate Handbook - Certificate Programs
Graduate Certificate Program in International Technical Communication
The Graduate Certificate in International Technical Communication is intended for current and future technical communicators who wish to develop or enhance skills in the following areas: technical writing and editing, information development, project management, training, document design and evaluation; business functions and operations (especially multinational/cross-cultural); web and multimedia documentation; user interface design and technical translation for diverse cultures; and international awareness through cross-cultural study and experience. See the ITC Graduate Certificate Coordinator or Graduate Professional Writing Coordinator for additional information.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communication
The certificate is offered jointly by the Departments of English and Communication; all courses are offered on line through web-based distance education. The Certificate offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables students to develop strong writing and communication skills in the following areas: technical writing, information development, and document design; communication across organizations and technical operations; communications theory and organizational communication; group communication and teamwork; user interface design and web design; instructional design and training program development; project management and client requirements documents; usability testing, evaluation, and measurement; technical skills (such as HTML, XML, and scripting languages). See the Professional and Technical Writing Coordinator or Graduate Professional Writing Coordinator for additional information.