International Scientific & Technical Communication Certificate
Collaboration software is transforming the way international businesses communicate in the global workforce. Technical communicators use synchronous and asynchronous communication technology to assign team roles and responsibilities, organize document production, plan documentation strategies, and develop tactical solutions to problems of production. To work effectively in these virtual environments, they require current theoretical knowledge in how to successfully negotiate difference in virtual spaces, how power manifests itself in these spaces, and how the tools they use to construct these spaces shape them in interested rather than neutral ways. Teaching technical communication online models the collaborative virtual workspaces that writing professionals currently inhabit. Online collaboration projects provide students with a familiar environment in which to hone their skills and self-reflexively examine their online participation by consulting archives of collaborative work sessions.
An online graduate certificate in International Scientific& Technical Communication (ISTC) would meet the needs of working professionals by providing them with a distance education opportunity to learn advanced theoretical and practical approaches to:
Composing documents and other information products for local and global translation;
Writing collaboratively online in increasingly more diverse virtual workspaces;
Developing best practices for new online writing workspaces that are informed by current technical communication research.
This graduate certificate program reaches out to workplaces across the state of Ohio whose growing reliance on technology to enhance their productivity requires the expertise of technical communicators.
By affording continuing education opportunities to these working professionals, our certificate program will directly enhance the productivity of the industries in which they work.
This four-course, online graduate certificate program in International Scientific and Technical Communication is for students who want to learn new skills, but who do not require a degree. The certificate can be earned in one year. Students will complete 12 hours of graduate level coursework.
Courses Include (12 hours):
ENG 6400 Technical Writing Online (3)
ENG 6410 Research and Resources in Technical Communication Online (3)
ENG 6420 Technical Editing Online (3)
ENG 6430 Ethics in Technical Communication Online (3)
ENG 6400 Technical Writing (3).
Practical application of technical writing in industry, business, and the sciences. Uses workshop approach. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6410 – Resources and Research in Professional/Technical Writing
Resources and current research in the field of technical writing. Development of skills, awareness of reference and research tools relevant to technical communication.
ENG 6420 Technical Editing (3).
Practical application of technical editing in industry, business, and the sciences. Uses workshop approach. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6430 Ethics in Technical Communication (3).
A survey of ethical issues in technical communication. Includes the study of Codes of Ethics for technical communicators and their influence on the profession of technical communication. Study of ethical situations which affect technical communicators providing information globally. Approved for Distance Ed.
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Note: The $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic students per graduate application submitted ($75 non-refundable application fee for international students) can be paid online or by sending a check to the Graduate College AFTER your application has been submitted (see Step 2 for address).Step 3: Submit Three Letters of Recommendation
Two official transcripts from all institutions attended and all *required test scores are to be sent to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
*See graduate program specifics for required standardized test (GRE GMAT, & PRAXIS II). TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English
Note: If, for some reason, all of your transcripts don’t arrive or you change your mind, another application and fee is required for the next semester.
Students must also submit three letters of recommendation. Contact Judith Edminster email@example.com for more information.