Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education by learning the principles of technical communication.
The Department of Technical Communication emphasizes evidence-based approaches to preparing students with the technical communication skills required in modern workplaces: writing, designing and coding.

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Why Earn a Technical Communication Minor?

The goal of the minor is to strengthen students' abilities to write about technology and to use technology to write. You will learn basic principles of editing, document design, and web design.

Students pursuing degrees in many areas (such as computer science, natural science, business, or liberal arts) may enhance their marketability due to the applied nature of the minor.

Technical Communication Minor Highlights

Learn from award-winning faculty.
Technical Communications offers five scholarships.
Alum Faith Peralta is the president of the Lone Star Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
The Eagle Technical Communicators (ETC), a student-led organization provides students with opportunities to network with tech comm professionals and learn about emerging topics.
UNT students hold positions in technical writing in the healthcare and medical industries (often referred to as medical writers) and specialize in communicating health-related topics effectively.
Prepare students with the technical communication skills required in modern workplaces: writing, designing and coding.

Technical Communication Minor Courses You Could Take

Technical Writing (3 hrs)
Expository writing, especially for science, pre-engineering and business students.
Technical Editing (3 hrs)
Focuses on the techniques for editing technical documents, including proofreading; copyediting; and comprehensive editing for audience, content, organization, style, and design.
New Media Experience (3 hrs)
Provides an overview of the user experience design and development process: How people in the technology industry work together to ideate, validate, develop, and sell digital media products; what job roles are involved in the process; and what avenues students can choose to pursue those roles.
Introduction to Professional, Science, and Technical Writing (3 hrs)
A process-oriented introduction to writing, especially for science, pre-engineering and business students. Focuses on understanding the writing situation and provides students the opportunity to practice writing in response to professional, science and technical situations.
Information Design for Electronic Media (3 hrs)
Focuses on the fundamentals of web design and explores the practical and theoretical issues that professional and technical communicators face as they manage and distribute the content they create.
Advanced Technical Communication (3 hrs)
Practical application of technical communication style, conventions, genre, and technologies in industry, business and the sciences.

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