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The Department of English and Technical Communication offers an undergraduate certificate in technical writing, as well as a graduate certificate in technical communication.
A student must meet Missouri S&T's regular undergraduate admission requirements.
To receive the certificate in technical writing, a student:
* This course should be taken first if possible.
** The junior-standing prerequisite will be waived for certificate students who have already taken ENGL/TCH COM 1600.
The graduate certificate program in technical communication is open to anyone who (1) has a bachelor's or master's degree or a Ph.D. in a relevant humanities, social science, science, or engineering field and (2) wishes to take the four courses required for 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. They will have three years to complete the program. The certificate courses may later be used to fulfill requirements for the Master of Science in Technical Communication at the university.
Four three-credit courses:
TCH COM 5510 Technical Editing
TCH COM 5530 Usability Studies
TCH COM 5550 Advanced Proposal Writing
TCH COM 5560 Web-Based Communication
One transfer course may be accepted toward the certificate if reviewed and approved by the department. Substitutions of other upper-level TCH COM courses may be allowed, exclusive of TCH COM 3000, TCH COM 4000, TCH COM 4085, TCH COM 4410, TCH COM 5000, TCH COM 5099, and TCH COM 5040.
Dr. Ed. Malone, professor
Dr. Kathryn Northcut, professor
Dr. David Wright, associate professor