Minor in Technical and Professional Communication
What are the top five personal qualities and skills employers are seeking today?
According to the 2009 Job Outlook survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, they are:
• Communication skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
• Strong work ethic
• Teamwork skills
• Analytical skills
The certificate and minor in technical and professional communication programs at Lawrence Technological University focus on ALL of these!
Why Technical and Professional Communication at Lawrence Tech?
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.
Although the certificate in Technical and Professional Communication serves as a foundation in communication principles, the minor in TPC enables students to explore specific areas of interest in greater depth.
COM2103 Technical and Professional Communication
COM3553 Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication
or COM3563 Collaborative Communication for Leaders
...Plus three additional courses (9 credit hours) at the 2000 level or higher.
Consult with your advisor to determine the best way to coordinate this minor with the requirements of your major curriculum.
Graduates with a minor or certificate in technical and professional communication have many skill sets:
- Writing and editing technical documents
- Delivering powerful presentations
- Coordinating and leading effective teams
- Designing websites and other graphic documents
- Writing proposals
- Researching complex projects
- Solving problems
Students who have been accepted into any undergraduate degree program at Lawrence Tech are eligible to enroll in either the minor or certificate program in technical and professional communication.
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or email@example.com. For specific questions about this program, contact 248.204.3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It's unbelievable how much I learned at Lawrence Tech that I use every day. Part of my job is writing technical requirements documents, communicating architecture visually, and giving presentations and weekly recaps in meetings. I often have to give a spontaneous short talk, and I will by instinct write down the three or four main points that I want to cover. The skills I learned in the Collaborative Communication class have really helped me form a cohesive working team and good relations with my superiors."
--- Ian Natzmer, BSTC'02, lead software engineer, TC Digital Games LLC