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Professional Writing and Technical Communication

What is PWTC?

Professional Writing and Technical Communication is a five-course certificate in Professional Writing and Technical Communication that provides:

  • practice in technical writing, editing, and software documentation;
  • hands-on training in a range of industry-standard software;
  • an introduction to theories and practices of information design.

Since 1990, the PWTC program has enjoyed an impressive record of job placement, with graduates embarking on careers in user experience, information architecture and technical writing. Some are employed by nonprofits and government agencies, others by firms involved with healthcare, software development and information technology.

Firms currently employing PWTC graduates include: Alcatel-LucentathenahealthEze Software GroupHewlett-PackardIBM Lotus SoftwareMotorolaOracle CorporationQuintiles Outcome, and RSA Security.

Who can enroll?

The PWTC certificate is open to students from all majors. To enroll in PWTC courses, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least junior standing. Learn more by visiting the Professional Writing and Technical Communication website.