2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Technical Writing

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Technical Writing, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Technical Writing?

A certificate is a concentration of coursework in a designated area. The certificate in technical writing provides students the opportunity to highlight the concentration of writing courses on a résumé thus making their writing abilities obvious to prospective employers. A concentration in technical writing is an asset to almost any major since employers in all fields are looking for people who can write competently and express themselves in a professional manner. 

More Information

Advisor/Coordinator:  Dr. Zac Wendler
Department of Engish, Literature, and World Languages 
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI  49307
Phone:  591-3988
Required Courses
Credit Hours

Technical Writing Certificate 14 Credits

History of Rhetoric - Style
Prof Technical Communication
Tech Communication Seminar
Choose one:
Introduction to Linguistics
Proposal Writing
Publication Editing
Multimedia Design and Writers