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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Technical Communication - Certificate

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This certificate program prepares participants for careers in technical communication,
emphasizing current industry practice in the researching, writing, editing, and publishing
of print or online technical documents. Required coursework emphasizes the
development of student skills in audience analysis, problem solving, and collaboration
within the workplace as well as the production of text and graphics for print and
online publication. Special topics courses focus on industry practice in standards and
documentation, document design, web development, usability testing, international
communication, and other topics of importance to technical communicators.

Major Common Core
ENG 471 Visual Technical Communication (4)
ENG 475 Editing Technical Publications (4)
Documentation (choose 4 credits)
ENG 476 Online Documentation (4)
ENG 477W Technical Documentation, Policies, and Procedures (4)

Major Restricted Electives (choose 12 credits)
ENG 462 Document Design (4)
ENG 466 Usability (4)
ENG 469 Project Management in Technical Communications (4)
ENG 472 Topics in Technical Communication (1-4)
ENG 473 Desktop Publishing (4)
ENG 474W Research and Writing Technical Reports (4)
ENG 476 Online Documentation (4)
ENG 477W Technical Documentation,Policies, and Procedures (4)
ENG 480 Proposals (4)

Gainful Employment Program Information
The program is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information follow these links: