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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Professional and Technical Communication Certificate

Effectively communicate thoughts and ideas

Rendering technical and scientific information into a readable format takes effort and skill. You can help translate this information into everyday conversation and work in almost any industry. 

Study different contexts and genres. Conduct and analyze research. Work with electronic publications and digital software. Create textual and visual materials for documents. Become an expert in digital platforms. Master different writing styles and skills. Advance your skills in editing and publishing. Learn how to differentiate between a wide variety of audiences.


With your strong background in technology and your accelerated writing and editing skills, you’ll be in high demand for any employer.  

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication, students will:

  • Be able to create digital textual and visual materials illustrating design and writing skills for technical documents and workplace communications