Certificate in Technical & Professional Writing
The Certificate in Technical & Professional Writing is intended for all students, whether they are IU East degree-seeking students, graduates with a bachelor’s degree who seek focused education in technical & professional communication, or non-degree-seeking students with specific needs or interests in technical & professional communication. This certificate offers you a focused program in technical and professional communication skills, an area that includes the study of technical writing and communication theory. You will produce written, electronic, and oral presentations within technical & professional communication studies.
Non-English majors must complete courses from the list below. English majors must complete 15 additional credit hours (5 courses) beyond the 36 required for the major in order to qualify for any English minor or certificate. At least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be at the 300 level and above.
Certificate Requirements (18 cr)
At least 9 hours of the certificate must be completed on the IU East campus. You may include one independent study in your course plan. Independent studies must be approved by the certificate advisor.
Course Requirements (12)
- ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
- ENG-W 230 Science Writing
- ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
- ENG-W 321 Advanced Technical Writing
- ENG-W 395 Individual Study in Writing
- ENG-W 331 Business and Administrative Writing
- ENG-W 400 Issues in Teaching Writing
- ENG-G 205 Introduction to the English Language
- ENG-G 207 Grammar and Usage
Note: Other courses may apply toward the certificate as approved by the certificate advisors.
You will compile a portfolio of three technical & professional writing projects completed for courses, each with a different focus, and a reflective essay of introduction. The portfolio will be reviewed by at least two English faculty. Your advisor will coordinate the portfolio review process.