Technical and Professional Communication
What are the top five personal qualities and skills employers are seeking today? According to the 2009 Job Outlook survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, they are:
- Communication skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
- Strong work ethic
- Teamwork skills
- Analytical skills
The certificate and minor in technical and professional communication programs at Lawrence Technological University focus on ALL of these! A Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication, consisting of 15 semester hours of study, is available to Lawrence Tech degree candidates or to students enrolling specifically for the Certificate.
Why Technical and Professional Communication at Lawrence Tech?
The technical and professional communication program emphasizes lean writing. You will learn to communicate crisply, clearly, and concisely. In keeping with the University's motto of "theory and practice," this program provides you with a strong academic grounding combined with practical, professional experience and hands-on projects. With a minor or certificate in technical and professional communication, for example, you will be equipped to write and edit the copy, design and publish the brochure, and give an effective presentation on your work. These skills are in high demand among today's employers.
Writing and editing technical documents Delivering powerful presentations Coordinating and leading effective teams Designing websites and other graphic documents Writing proposals Researching complex projects Solving problems
Graduates with a minor or certificate in technical and professional communication have many skill sets:
Students who have been accepted into any undergraduate degree program at Lawrence Tech are eligible to enroll in either the minor or certificate program in technical and professional communication. Questions?
Contact Prof. Corinne Stavish at 248-204-3656, or send e-mail to email@example.com
"It's unbelievable how much I learned at Lawrence Tech that I use every day. Part of my job is writing technical requirements documents, communicating architecture visually, and giving presentations and weekly recaps in meetings. I often have to give a spontaneous short talk, and I will by instinct write down the three or four main points that I want to cover. The skills I learned in the Collaborative Communication class have really helped me form a cohesive working team and good relations with my superiors."- Ian Natzmer, BSTC'02, lead software engineer, TC Digital Games LLC
For more information, please visit the web site of the Department of Humanities, Social Science, and Communication