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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the next decade, the employment of technical writers is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The future for technical writers is hot! Our graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing can provide you with immediate workplace skills and knowledge. It can also open up new career paths and opportunities.  

The graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing is designed and taught by faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. With courses designed and taught by nationally known scholars in technical writing and rhetoric, our program stands out as one of the best.

All courses are online, and the certificate can be completed in a flexible and timely manner. Students only need to take three courses in order to earn the official graduate certificate. Our program is designed especially for working professionals who want to advance their careers by gaining expertise in technical writing.  

In addition to courses in technical writing and editing, our program also offers students the opportunity to take courses in visual communication and legal writing. This makes the certificate in Professional and Technical Writing ideal for:

  • active military personnel interested in advancing their skills in such areas as legal writing, manual writing, policy writing, and other areas relevant to their work;
  • scientists interested in gaining more expertise in areas such as grant writing, organizational writing, and writing for publication; and
  • active technical writers interested in learning new skills and advancing in their current place of employment.

Click here to learn more about the courses offered in the Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing.