This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.
*Courses for this certificate programs are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.
Technical communication is the process of gathering scientific, mechanical, chemical, legal, economic, medical, procedural, or other specialized information and presenting it to a targeted audience in a clear, useful, accurate, comprehensive, grammatically correct, and easily understandable form.
The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication explores topics in general technical communication, visual technical communication, 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 knowledge, skills, and professional practices needed to become an entry-level technical communicator.
Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication prepares you for such careers as:
- Technical communicator
- Technical writer
- Technical content specialist
- Documentation specialist
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)
- Career Planning OR Portfolio Preparation (1 credit hour)
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
Admissions requirements vary.
To apply to this program:
- Complete application for admission.
- Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).
- Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).
- International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
- Submit official transcripts to email@example.com or:
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- Fall Semester
- May 1
- Spring Semester
- November 1
- Summer Semester
- March 15
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $275.17
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $957.58
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $2872.74
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