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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Certificate

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The graduate certificate in technical communication prepares students to be professional information developers, technical communicators, and editors who are skilled at using the written and spoken word, along with visuals, to effectively inform and instruct a wide range of audiences. All coursework may be completed in residence or online. Students who are 100% online learners pay resident (in-state) online tuition.

Candidates for the graduate certificate in technical communication complete a concentration within the English Department. The curriculum focuses on practical, skills-oriented coursework (such as manuals writing, web design, and technical editing). All courses must be in the English Department with the exception of courses approved by the technical communication faculty.

Computer Facilities

In addition to providing computer classrooms and workstations for individual use, the Academic Computer Center (ACC) provides specialized software (through MavAPPs) for 100% online learners. Furthermore, Minnesota State Mankato students receive free access to software tutorials through