CIP Code = 231303
The Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication develops the student’s writing skills for the professional and technical business environment. The program trains students in technical communication, including text formatting, documents and reports, graphics, and oral communication. In addition, students receive instruction in editing documents and engage in real-world technical writing. For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication program, refer to the Application and Admission to the Graduate Certificate Program section in General Requirements for Graduate Certificate Programs .
Graduate Certificate Program Requirements
The certificate requires the completion of 15 semester hours of graduate course work, with at least 12 hours in graduate-level technical writing courses.
To earn a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication from Louisiana Tech University, a student must successfully complete five 500-level English courses in technical writing; or four 500-level and one 400-level (eligible for graduate credit) English courses in technical writing; or four 500-level courses and an additional approved graduate-level course; or four 500-level courses and a three-hour capstone course or internship approved by the Coordinator of Technical Writing.
These options are designed to accommodate three different groups of students: students seeking proof of competency in technical writing and communication; graduate students seeking the certificate in technical writing and working on an approved project in engineering (counting as a capstone course or internship); and students seeking the graduate certificate along with an approved internship for credit. Any deviation from the requirements outlined above must be approved by the Coordinator of Technical Writing.
Students who complete the program successfully will receive a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communication.