Educational Opportunities

STC News March 2016 – CPTC Program Now Open!

sml_cptc_logoThe STC Certification Commission has re-engineered the program to improve its processes and structure to better serve technical communicators. The re-engineered program is a three-tiered professional certification: Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert. The Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundation Level is now accepting candidates. For complete information on the program and registration, see the Certification page on the Society’s website.

 


Academic institutions in our region and online distance learning programs offer degrees and certificates in our field. This page lists specifics – including degrees offered and faculty contact information – for many of them. For details, see the website for that institution and/or contact the person indicated.

Note: NEO STC provides information about educational programs for reference only. We assume no responsibility for its completeness, timeliness, or accuracy.

Bowling Green State University

Description:

Bowling Green State University offers undergraduate and online graduate certificate programs in scientific and technical communication, as well as supports an award-winning student community of the Society for Technical Communication.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Scientific & Technical Communication
Bachelor of Science in Scientific & Technical Communication
Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing (online)

Contact:

Dr. Gary Heba, Director, Scientific & Technical Communication
English Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: (419) 372-7242/6835
E-mail: gheba@bgnet.bgsu.edu

Cleveland State University

Description:

Cleveland State University offers non-credit certificates in technical writing and science writing through the Professional Development Center and School of Communication, respectively. It also offers a Training and Development certificate through the Adult Learning and Development Program in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning (CASAL).

Degrees Offered:

Technical Communication Certificate
Science Writing Certificate
Training and Development Certificate

Contact:

Toni Paoletta
Professional Development Center Manager
E-mail: T.PAOLETTA@csuohio.edu

John Carroll University

Description:

John Carroll University offers a professional writing track for its Bachelor of Arts in English majors. The university also offers a professional writing minor.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in English – Professional Writing Track
Bachelor of Arts in English – Professional Writing Minor

Contact:

Debby Rosenthal
Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English
Department of English
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, Ohio 44118
E-mail: drosenthal@jcu.edu

Kent State University

Description:

Kent State University offers traditional and online graduate degrees and certificates in information architecture and knowledge management, as well as supports an active information society student group. The degrees are administered by the School of Library and Information Science.

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in User Experience Design

Contact:

Jeff Fruit
Interim Director & Professor
School of Library and Information Science
E-mail: jfruit@kent.edu

Mercer University

Description:

Mercer University’s Master of Science in Technical Communication Management (MSTCM) program is online for distance learners and provides practicing professionals with a unique graduate experience focused on the managerial role of the technical communicator. Distinguishing the program from other technical communication graduate programs, this focus provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers, while adding value to employers.

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Technical Communication Management

Contact:

George Hayhoe, Professor and Director – MS Program in Technical Communication Management
Mercer University – Department of Technical Communication
Macon, GA

Pam Estes Brewer, Associate Professor
Mercer University – Department of Technical Communication
Macon, GA

Miami University

Description:

Miami University’s Department of English features an undergraduate major in Professional Writing, offering tracks in Digital and Technical Communication, Editing in Professional Contexts, Public Writing and Rhetoric, as well as a Self-Designed option. The department also offers a minor in Rhetoric and Writing. At the graduate level, Miami has an M.A. and Ph.D. program in Composition and Rhetoric where students may elect several courses in professional writing and where Ph.D. students have opportunities to teach in the Professional Writing major.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing
Minor in Rhetoric and Writing

Contact:

Dr. Gabriele Bechtel, Director of Professional Writing
Department of English
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
bechteg@miamioh.edu

 

Ohio University

Description:

Ohio University offers an online graduate certificate program in instructional design for technical communicators.

Degree Offered:

Graduate Professional Instructional Design Certificate (online)

Contact:

Dr. David Moore, Coordinator Professional Instructional Design Certificate Coordinator
Instructional Technology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
E-mail: moored3@ohio.edu

Stark State College

Description:

Stark State College offers an Associate’s degree and a career enhancement certificate in technical communications.

Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Technical Communications
Career Enhancement Certificate – English – Technical Communications

Contact:

Beth Williams
English Instructor
Stark State College of Technology
6200 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 494-6170 ext. 4148
E-mail: bwilliams@starkstate.edu

University of Findlay

Description:

The University of Findlay offers a major, minor, and certificate in technical communication through its English Department.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Technical Communication

Contact:

Dr. Ronald Tulley
Director of Technical Communication
Assistant Professor of English
The University of Findlay
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 434-4608
E-mail: rtulley@findlay.edu

Walsh University

Description:

An adaptation of the traditional English major, Walsh’s Professional Writing major helps prepare graduates to communicate successfully in the digital culture. Professional Writing focuses not only on writing for digital communications but also the ability to research and evaluate the legitimacy of online information. Students will also be able to pursue a global specialization that will help the skills needed to thrive in global culture.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing

Contact:

Dr. Ron Scott Professor of English
Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio 44720
E-mail: rscott@walsh.edu

Youngstown State University

Description:

Youngstown State University’s English Department supports a professional writing and editing program with certificate and graduate degree options.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing
Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing
Master of Arts in English, Professional and Technical Writing Track
Graduate Certificate in Professional & Technical Writing

Contact:

Dr. Jay L. Gordon
Associate Professor
Professional Writing and Editing Program
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: (330) 941-1643
E-mail: jaylgordon@gmail.com