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Did you know that Univ. of Wisconsin offers a “Technical Communication Certificate” program through its Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD)?
The Technical Communication Certificate is designed for engineering students who want to strengthen their communication skills as well as for other students and professionals who want to advance in the field. Because engineers and professionals in technical fields are frequently called upon to communicate with customers, the public, and agency representatives, this concentration in communication courses provides students with the essential skills to create and enhance communication in technical environments.
The 24-credit Technical Communication Certificate (TCC) consists of 9 credits in Technical Proficiency courses and 15 credits in Technical Communication courses, providing fundamental concepts and practical applications. The curriculum is designed with assistance from the program’s Industry Advisory Board and College of Engineering Faculty. Students who complete the certificate will have the notation “Technical Communication Certificate” added to their transcripts.
Although it is recommended that students begin the program during their sophomore or junior year, seniors as well as graduates with bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to apply. With careful planning and advising, students can fit the program into their curriculum without adding many additional credits.
Click here for more information on the UW Technical Communication Certificate program.