2020-21 University Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2020-21 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing and Technical Communication Minor


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The Professional Writing and Technical Communication Minor supplements Oregon Tech technical degrees and provides advanced training and experience in communication skills. The minor offers specialized communication courses in such varied areas as proposal and grant writing, documentation development, and technical editing.

Students who have performed above-average work in their lower-division communication courses are encouraged to enroll in the program. For further information on enrollment, contact any Communication Department faculty member.

Career Opportunities

The Professional Writing and Technical Communication Minor will enhance students’ flexibility as their careers develop. Employers in private industry, governmental agencies, and research facilities seek a unique combination of skills. First, employers know that the major coursework at Oregon Tech prepares students well. Second, the Professional Writing and Technical Communication Minor courses build skills in project development, manual writing and editing, computer-aided writing and publishing, oral presentations, and interviewing skills that complement technical education. Even if students choose not to work as technical writers or editors, the Professional Writing and Technical Communication Minor may increase job opportunities and professional advancement.

Requirements of the Minor


Students take one required core course, an upper-division WRI course from an approved list, and four electives from the list below. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses to complete the minor.

Required Courses


Students take WRI 227  and one core option from the list below.

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