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Undergraduate Certificate and Minor in Technical and Professional Communication

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.

Technical and Professional Communication Undergraduate Certificate and Minor

What are the top skills employers are seeking today?

According to respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey, when considering college graduates for jobs, employers look for candidates who:

  • Work well in teams
  • Have strong written communication
  • Speak well
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Have a strong work ethic

The certificate and minor in technical and professional communication programs at Lawrence Technological University focus on ALL of these.

The following courses are required for the Certificate:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
COM 2113 Speech 3 3
COM 2/3/4xxx6 Communication Electives 6
......Plus One of the following courses:
COM 3553 Interpersonal and Nonverb. Comm. 3
COM 3563 Collaborative Comm. for Leaders 3
Total Credit Hours: 15