Program Director: Professor Deborah Sinnreich-Levi
The current economy and rapidly developing global community demand an increasingly refined set of communications skills from professionals. Clarity of expression has become more important than ever to managers, scientists, and engineers as the tools of communication have become ever more sophisticated and more is demanded of professionals at all levels. Communication is an enabling technology and is a critical core competence of all fields.
Introductory Course Available
New Course Available
Communications courses count across Institute curricula
To earn the graduate certificate, students will complete four courses:
Capstone courses include:
Successful completion of all four courses will lead to the graduate certificate. The advantage to our students and their employers to having the 4-course certificate program instead of a stand-alone course is the depth and breadth of expertise graduates will acquire. In today's market, one person must be able to fill the niches once occupied by several employees. Pedagogically, having students take a series of courses will ensure homogeneous class skills. Foundations of Technical Communications is a pre-requisite for the capstone courses. The next two courses have no pre-requisite although the Foundations of Technical Communication course would be useful. Corporate clients might elect to have their employees take a single course, in which case, pre-requisites will be waived.
Courses are offered on the Stevens campus in Hoboken on weekdays and weekday evenings or on the web via Webcampus. Classes may also be offered at corporate locations: please contact us if you are interested in having a class taught at your company.
Faculty who teach in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Communications Program bring an array of expertise to their classes. They hold advanced degrees in a broad spectrum of fields, have published numerous books and articles, and have both taught academia and worked in industry.
is the Director of WCI (Writing and Communications at the Institute) as well as of the Samuel, Minerva and David Lee Humanities Resource Center at Stevens Institute of Technology. She has taught all levels of writing for 29 years and been a writing program administrator for over 20 years.