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Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication at Southern Polytechnic State University is an online program that consists of 18 credit hours (6 courses). Courses from other institutions cannot be counted toward the graduate certificate.


Foundation Courses

You'll start the certificate program with 3 Foundation Courses (9 credit hours); these courses prepare you for the remainder of the work in the program.


Elective Courses

You'll select your remaining coursework (3 classes or 9 credit hours) from

You must complete all of your courses with a grade of "B" or better to pass.


Post-certificate options

During the final semester of your Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication program, you can apply to any of the following graduate programs in the English, Technical Communication & Media Arts department at Southern Polytechnic State University with a portfolio of the work you completed in the certificate program:

If you are interested in pursuing the MSc in Information & Instructional Design (IID), you must start out in that program. The coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication will not transfer to the IID degree program.


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Looking instead for a quick intro to technical communication?

SPSU’s Continuing Education Center offers short courses that provide hands-on, practical skill training in the fundamentals of technical communication, including technical writing, project management, Web design, and instructional design.

These non-credit courses cover the basics in only a few sessions and are a cost-effective way to learn if technical communication is the right career for you!

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