English and Technical
236 Humanities-Social Sci.
500 W. 14th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
The Graduate Certificate in Technical communication program is expected to be approved by May 2012. Once approved the program will be open to all persons holding a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in a relevant humanities, social science, science, or engineering field who wish to take the four courses required to obtain the certificate. Once admitted to the program, the student must maintain an average cumulative grade of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses in order to receive the graduate certificate.
The Department of English and Technical Communication will serve as the home department for students applying for the graduate certificate in Technical Communication. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, upon application, will be admitted to the M.S. degree program in Technical Communication. Students admitted to a graduate certificate program will have non-degree student status, but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the M.S. Technical Communication program will apply toward their master's degree. Once admitted to a certificate program, a student will be given three years to complete the program so long as he or she maintains at least a B average in the courses taken.
Four 3-credit courses:
TCH COM 331 Technical Editing
TCH COM 433 Proposal Writing
TCH COM 334 Usability Studies
TCH COM 409 Web-Based Communication
One transfer course may be accepted toward the certificate if reviewed and approved by the Director of Technical Communication and the Department Chair. Substitutions of other TCH COM courses may be allowed, exclusive of TCH COM 300, TCH COM 380, TCH COM 385, TCH COM 400, TCH COM 490, TCH COM 493.
Dr. Ed. Malone, Associate Professor
Dr. Kathryn Northcut, Associate Professor
Dr. David Wright, Assistant Professor