In nearly every sector of our economy, including industry, technology, medicine, government, education, marketing, and the professions, there are technical communicators translating written and electronic materials into a context that a specific audience can easily understand. Technical communicators are creators of products which users rely upon for guidance or decision making.
Technical Communication is a growing profession that affords opportunities for those with a background in communications, journalism, English, visual media, medical and other fields. The Duke Certificate in Technical Communication was designed and is taught by technical communication professionals working in the industry. Many of the instructors are actively involved in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The collaboration between Duke Continuing Studies and STC furthers the goals of both of our organizations, in outreach and in educational mission.
Offered in a convenient evening and weekend format during an eight month period once per year, the Certificate in Technical Communication is offered to those considering an entry level career in technical communications or those writers seeking to hone or diversify their current writing skills.
The Benefits of the Duke Program:
- Established program created by technical communication professionals
- Exposure to multiple instructors working in different areas of technical communications
- Knowledge learned is applied to a final project required for program completion
- Final project provides a “work product” to show potential employers of skills learned
- Convenient evening and weekend hours
- Certificate earned from Duke University Continuing Studies