This hands-on certificate shows students how to open their minds to new aspects of technology and communication in the 21st century.
Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Division of Continuing Professional Education offers Online Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Essentials. This certificate prepares professionals to communicate across time and circumstances in a global environment. It teaches students to communicate in a variety of different ways from print to media, from voice to image environment. This hands-on certificate shows students how to open their minds to new aspects of technology and communication in the 21st century. The Graduate Certificate is primarily suited for professionals who want to advance their careers as technical writers, editors, trainers, website designers, and documentation specialists. It is taught by research faculty who are experts in these areas.
The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Essentials program teaches the following:
•Advanced Professional and Technical Communication which introduces students to the profession and the academic discipline of technical/professional communication. It includes usability analysis; visual information; ethics; global communication; report writing; information literacy; communicating with new technologies; and technical writing style.
•Elements of Visual Design which integrates theories of design, techniques of composition, and technologies of electronic and print publishing.
•Content Management and Information Architecture will focus on the use of Information Architecture methodologies (such as, DITA or DocBook) to develop a structure for presenting technical information and on Content Management tools for creating a single source repository for this information.
•Professional and Technical Editing includes correctness and conciseness, hard copy and on-line editing, editing graphics, document management, editor-author relationships, and ethical considerations in editing.
•Web Based Training Design is at the forefront of the online leaning boom. Based on proven instructional design concepts, this course provides the student with the skills necessary to create effective web-based training programs.
Information on the Online Technical Communication Essentials Graduate Certificate:
•12 credits – four classes
•One year to complete on average
•Study is fully online
•Financial Assistance is available for students who study part-time with 6 credits or more.
•This Graduate certificate is a stand-alone credential that can lead to a corresponding NJIT Master’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication that which can be studied fully online.
•New Jersey residents studying online and/or on campus are charged, as always, in-state tuition rate. Residents living anywhere in the world outside New Jersey qualify for the affordable graduate online tuition rate. This rate is significantly lower than the out-of-state fee to attend graduate classes on campus.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology University, enrolls more than 9,944 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning.