Certificate in TCM


The undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication (TCM) is offered by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Any student admitted to IUPUI may pursue the TCM Certificate, and it can be earned entirely online. As a stand-alone credential or as a focus area within your degree, the TCM Certificate offers a richness of learning marked by a unique mix of diverse students across disciplines.

Technical communicators use technology to create resources including user manuals, online help, websites, training materials, and product specifications (and more) in STEM-related industries. Students who earn the TCM Certificate will demonstrate that they have the core professional knowledge and skills for entry-level technical communicators. They will gather and transform technical knowledge for a variety of audiences. They will design, develop, and edit effective, usable publications using sound communication principles and current technology.

A Certificate in Technical Communication prepares graduates for such careers as:

  • Technical content manager
  • Documentation specialist
  • Technical editor/writer
  • Usability/User experience (UX) analyst
  • Medical writer
  • Technical trainer
  • Instructional designer