Dakota State University students walking around campus

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 Minor

Effectively communicate thoughts and ideas

With this minor, students learn the core competencies needed to produce strong professional and technical communication.

Technical communication and writing skills prepare students for multiple professional pathways to work as innovative professional or technical communicators in a variety of fields – from the government to non-profit to business to medicine – as well as providing the skills necessary to enter multiple graduate programs.


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