The certificate program is designed for those required to write and present technical documentation in their work settings who want to update their writing and production skills. Applicants must have a recognized baccalaureate degree and are admitted as “special or non-degree” students. In addition, certificate-seeking students must demonstrate academic or professional experience in writing, editing, and computer usage by presenting a professional portfolio to the faculty of the program prior to acceptance. The program requires a total of 13 hours, including technical editing (3 credits) and technical communication production (4 credits). Elective courses (4000- or 5000-level) based on student needs are selected in consultation with an academic advisor.