Advances in technology increase the need to communicate complex technical information effectively to a variety of audiences and users. Technical communicators create a range of materials, from user manuals, training guides, and business reports to websites and online help pages. The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication provides theory, methods, and skills needed to design, develop, and edit scientific, technical, and business materials. The program offers applied industry projects and internships and includes optional tracks such as international dimensions, usability, or health care (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, 2019).
Skills and abilities this major develops include: reading and writing skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, technical skills, knowledge of graphic design and publishing software, and detail orientation.