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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tech Comm Grad Certificate

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/ext/offerings/programs/techcom_grad.html
Degree Program Technical Communication Graduate Certificate
Subject Area Arts and Humanities
Type/Location Online
Program URL http://english.mnsu.edu/techcomm/tcgradcert.htm
Number of Required Campus Visits 0 (zero) visits to campus are required
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Total Number of Semester Credits 23 Credits
Program Description

The graduate certificate in Technical Communication prepares students to be professional information developers, technical communicators, and editors who are skilled at using the written and spoken word, along with visuals, to effectively inform and instruct a wide range of audiences.

Admission Requirements

Admission to MSU’s College of Graduate Studies

Entrance requirements for the graduate certificate in technical communication include:

  • BA or BS
  • Technical Communication (Eng 271) or equivalent technical communication experience
  • TOEFL base score of 550 or above for candidates whose native language is not English
Other Requirements

Courses that must be completed for this program include (in addition to the following, there are also 8 elective credits in the program):

  • ENG 571 Visual Technical Communication (4 Cr)
  • ENG 575 Editing Technical Publications (4 Cr)
  • ENG 577 Technical Documentation, Policies and Procedures (4 Cr)
  • ENG 680 Topics: Computer-Assisted Writing* (3 Cr)

ELECTIVES: (8 credits needed from courses below)

  • ENG 572 Topics in Technical Communication* (4 Cr)
  • ENG 573 Desktop Publishing (4 Cr)
  • ENG 574 Researching & Writing Technical Reports (4 Cr)
  • ENG 576 Online Documentation (4 Cr)

*May be repeated under various topics

Program Contact Information

Dr. Roland Nord
Technical Communication Program Director
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Telephone: (507) 389-5402
E-mail: roland.nord@mnsu.edu