Department of Technical Communication

Meet a Critical Need

Uniquely positioned within the School of Engineering, the Department of Technical Communication is designed to equip students with knowledge in communication management, information design, instructional design, technical editing, usability, and web design.

Technical communicators translate complex pieces of information into user-friendly content with strategic design for effective and clear communication.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

  • B.S. in Technical Communication — Learn to make essential information available through multiple mediums, including instructional videos, websites, social media, and paper documents. Help society better understand science, technology, and countless other disciplines.
  • Technical Communication minor — Enhance your undergraduate major with a minor in technical communication. Learn to analyze audiences for any type of communication, define their purpose, and design appropriate communication products to meet needs.
  • M.S. in Technical Communication Management — Expand your knowledge and gain insight into the managerial duties of a technical communicator. Lead career-applicable projects to build your portfolio, enhance your career, and benefit your employer.
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication – Advance your career and earn the Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication in 1-2 years.

Scholarship Opportunities

Departmental Honors

Outstanding Graduate 2020


Technical Communication Student Evan Gambill

Evan Gambill

Hometown: Moultrie, GA
Major: Technical Communication
Minor: Computer Science
Internship: As part of his major coursework, Evan interned at Blue Bird Corporation. He helped them develop online training for technicians and sales teams.
Plans after Graduation: Evan plans to continue working at Blue Bird Corporation in Middle Georgia.


“Mercer’s Tech Comm program is great due to its hands-on nature and wealth of real-world opportunities. That experience has been more beneficial than any bookwork I can think of.”