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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tech Comm Undergrad Certificate

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/ext/offerings/programs/techcom_undergrad.html
Degree Program Technical Communication Undergraduate Certificate
Subject Area Arts and Humanities
Type/Location Online
Program URL http://english.mnsu.edu/techcomm/tcugcert.htm
Number of Required Campus Visits 0 (zero) visits to campus are required
Degree Type Undergraduate - Certificate
Total Number of Semester Credits 24 Credits
Program Description

The undergraduate 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

Entrance requirements for the undergraduate certificate in technical communication include:

  • Admission to MSU
  • 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 12 elective credits in the program):

  • ENG 471 Visual Technical Communication (4 Cr)
  • ENG 475 Editing Technical Publications (4 Cr)
  • ENG 477 Technical Documentation, Policies and Procedures (4 Cr)

ELECTIVES: (12 credits needed from courses below)

  • ENG 472 Topics in Technical Communication* (4 Cr)
  • ENG 473 Desktop Publishing (4 Cr)
  • ENG 474 Researching & Writing Technical Reports (4 Cr)
  • ENG 476 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