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This section of our site is dedicated to the education and training of Technical Communicators.
Here we share useful resources and advice on Technical Communication programs in the NY Metro area and beyond.
(see also the open letter from our chapter president to Technical Communication educators)

Technical Communication Programs

The following lists Technical Communication programs currently available.

NOTE: If your institution has a good program for Technical Communicator and you want to be added to our list, contact president@stcnymetro.net.

NY Metro Area

 School  Location  Program  Notes
 New York Institute of Technology Main Campus - Old Westbury, Manhattan
INYIT Instructional Technology programs;

English Major – Professional Writing Concentration;
Technical Writing Certificate Program
NYIT Professional Trainer Instructional Technology Masters

Instructional Technology certificate programs: 

 Stevens Institute of Technology Main Campus – Hoboken, NJ Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication  
 Brooklyn College Main Campus - Brooklyn, NY Technical Writing Certificate Program  
 Farmingdale State College Main Campus – Farmingdale,  NY B.S. in Professional Communication Program  
 New Jersey Institute of Technology  Online program only
http://msptc.njit.edu
Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Essentials; Graduate Certificate in Social Media Essentials. NJIT's MSPTC program offers:
  • MS degree (30 credits with required professional portfolio upon graduation)
  • Graduate Certificates (12 credits; credits apply to full MS program if accepted)
 New York City College of Technology Main Campus - Brooklyn, NYBachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing The English department website now includes PTW degree info.

Virtual (Online) Programs

 School  Location  Program  Notes
University of Wisconsin Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University Mnenomonie, Wisconsin B.S. Degree in Information and Communication Technologies 
 University of Wisconsin Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University Mnenomonie, Wisconsin Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication 
 Mercer University (within the Mercer school of Engineering)Macon, Atlanta, or Savannah campuses in GA MS Program in Technical Communication Management All of the students are distance learners. Each course meets for a 90-minute online chat once a week, but otherwise, students complete their assignments, work on team projects, and do their reading and research at times that fit their schedules.
 Austin Community College Austin, TXA Technical Communication Certificate through Continuing Education 
 University of California Santa Clara Extension Silicon Valley
(UCSC Extension Silicon Valley)
 Santa Clara, CA Technical Writing Certificate 
 Arizona State University Mulitple locations in the general Phoenix area Bachelor of Science in technical communication 
 Northerastern University College of Professional Studies Boston, MA Master of Science in Technical Communication 
 California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA Technical Writing Certificate of Completion 
 University of California San Diego Extension (UCSD Extension) Multiple locations in/near San Diego, CA Technical Communication Certificate 
 Vancouver Island University Multiple locations Technical Communication Certificate Program 
 University of California, Riverside Extension (UCR Extension) Riverside, California Technical Writing Certificate