The Master of Arts in Technical Communication is an online program that uses both theoretical and practical approaches to prepare students for a career in technical communication. The program teaches students how to plan, research, write, design, edit, evaluate, and produce all types of technical documentation through the use of several different technologies.
The Department accepts students with degrees in Technical Communication, English, and a variety of other disciplines. Upon completion of the Master of Arts program in Technical Communication, graduates will be able to:
- Work as writers, editors, managers, educators, trainers and consultants
- Upgrade their present professional position
- Teach at the university, community college, or high school level
- Continue on to a doctoral program in the field, or related areas
Technical communication is a growing, cross-disciplinary field. Graduates of the Technical Communication Master’s program have enjoyed success in a wide range of professional positions, extending far beyond traditional writing and editing. These students have gone on to work in the field as technical writers, technical editors, instructional designers, business application analysts, publishers, and media developers.
Strengths of the Program
- A long-standing connection to the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
- A close working relationship with local companies and industries
- A location that provides students with access to a diverse array of industries
- A faculty with wide-ranging research interests and experience in teaching technical communication
Increase Your Employability
Graduates of the program are extremely successful finding jobs in the field. Graduates have been hired by a number of major corporations including
- Lockheed Martin
- Harris Corporation
- Siemens Corporation
- Walt Disney World Company
Students are also employed by small software and engineering firms and by universities and nonprofit organizations.
The work for these graduates includes providing corporate training through e-learning, writing and designing online help systems, project management, communication and writing support for engineers, proposal writing, and consulting.
Enjoy the Flexibility of an Online Program
Because the program is completely online, students can create their own schedules. Many students work full-time jobs while they are enrolled in the program and are able to graduate in two years.
A number of students have completed the program without coming to campus at all. At the same time, faculty are readily available to meet with students who do come to campus.
Students have the opportunity to become active in the local chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. The Orlando Central Florida chapter holds monthly meetings; at these meetings students will have opportunities for pursuing professional development and networking.