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Why Earn a Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing (CPTW)?

The Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing (CPTW) at EKU is unique in Kentucky because of its:

·      Brevity: students earn the CPTW by taking only 6 classes.

·      Breadth: classes are spread across 3 departments in 2 colleges and offer a comprehensive background in the fundamental skills required of professional and technical writers.

·      Depth: in addition to learning fundamental writing and communication skills, CPTW students learn advanced visual design skills, international business communication approaches, and successful job search strategies.

·      Awards: CPTW students have won the August and November cover design contests at the international journal Technical Communication for the past 2 years (2019 & 2020).


Technical Communication Cover Contest Winning Designs by CPTW@EKU Students

Cover of Technical Communication August 2020

August 2020

Technical Communication November 2020

November 2020

Technical Communication August 2019

August 2019

Technical Communication November 2019

November 2019

English majors at EKU enjoy an advantage: because 3 of the 6 CPTW classes are offered by the English department, English majors can “double dip” by earning 9 credits toward their major while completing the CPTW.

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