Professional and Technical Writing Certificate

Professional and Technical Writing Certificate

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
English and Philosophy
Contact Person: Dr. John Havard, jhavard@aum.edu

In the Professional and Technical Writing Certificate program, students learn the writing, research, technological, and analytical strategies necessary for proficient writing in the 21st-century workplace. Graduates will be able to express themselves efficiently, ethically, and with style in the genres and modalities used in professional and technical writing. Foundational concepts, knowledge, and practices are developed in an introductory course. Students then tailor their program by selecting courses in technical writing, professional writing, editing, and other areas based on their career goals. The program is ideal for students whose career aspirations include grant writing, publishing and editing, public relations and marketing, administration, or technical writing.

The field of professional and technical communication encompasses a number of related disciplines that include:

  • Information design
  • Technical writing
  • Technical editing
  • Instructional design
  • User experience design
  • Document design
  • Training design
  • Marketing
  • Web design

The program consistent of 12 hours taken from the following (all courses are three hours):

ENGL3010 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing

Select Three:
ENGL3030 Technical Writing
ENGL3060 Business and Professional Writing
ENGL4170 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL4924 Internship in Writing and Editing (no more than three hours may be done through internship)
ENGL 4973 Editing and Editors

For more information, contact: Dr. John Havard, Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, jhavard@aum.edu.

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