This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.
Rapidly advancing technology increases the need to communicate complex technical information effectively to audiences and users. Technical communicators use technology to create resources including UX, user manuals, online help, websites, training materials, and product specification in STEM related industries.
The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication explores topics in general technical writing, editing, applications of technical communication, and career development. You learn to gather and transform technical knowledge for a variety of audiences as you design, develop, and edit effective, usable publications using sound communication principles and current technology. As a student in the program, you acquire the core knowledge, skills, and professional practices necessary for entry-level technical communicators.
Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication prepares you for such careers as:
- Technical editor/writer
- Technical content manager
- Documentation specialist
- Usability/user experience analyst
- Technical trainer
- Instructional designer
- Medical writer
To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication, you must complete 19 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Technical communication core courses (12 credit hours)
- Technical communication elective courses (6 credit hours)
- Portfolio Preparation (1 credit hour)
*Courses for this certificate programs are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.
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