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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Technical Communication Minor

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

16

Program Description

The minor 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

Entrance requirements for the undergraduate certificate in technical communication include:

  • Admission to MSU
  • 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 271 Technical Communication (4 Cr)
  • ENG 475 Editing Technical Publications (4 Cr)

ELECTIVES (8 credits needed from courses below)

  • ENG 471 Visual Technical Communication (4 Cr)
  • ENG 472 Topics in Technical Communication (4 Cr)
  • ENG 473 Desktop Publishing (4 Cr)
  • ENG 474 Researching and Writing Technical Reports (4 Cr)
  • ENG 476 Online Documentation (4 Cr)
  • ENG 477 Technical Documentation, Policies, and Procedures (4 Cr)
  • ENG 478 Technical and Scientific Literature (4 Cr)
  • ENG 479 Rhetorical Theory Applied to Technical Documents (4 Cr)
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