Technical Communication

  • College

    School of Engineering

  • Department

    Technical Communication

  • Degree

    B.S.

  • Location

    Macon

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Become an Effective Communicator

Uniquely positioned within the School of Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication at Mercer teaches students to make specialized information accessible to a variety of audiences. Technical communicators employ digital and print media such as instructional videos, websites, social media, and paper documents to help audiences better understand science, technology, medicine, and many other disciplines.

Our Technical Communication graduates are equipped with advanced knowledge and preparation in the following areas:

  • Content Strategy
  • Digital Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Multimedia
  • Technical Writing/Editing
  • Usability
  • Web Design

Build a Strong Portfolio

As a Technical Communication major at Mercer University, you’ll learn more than just how to write. You’ll learn valuable skills that will directly benefit your future career. Whether you are optimizing a document to ensure that your team gets extra funding, designing a beautiful website that will dramatically improve your organization’s credibility, or creating the perfect video to teach customers how to use your product, the Technical Communication major will teach you how to complete the job efficiently and effectively.

You will also have the opportunity to earn class credit while gaining real-world experience working with clients to improve their products and services. Our Technical Communication department believes that real-world experience is the most important part of creating top-tier graduates, so many of our classes collaborate with real clients to help you build a strong portfolio.

Previous clients include:

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Gerogia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
  • IBM
  • Mercer Innovation Center (MIC)
  • UPS

Utilize Your Resources

Enjoy access to our 24-hour Technical Communication lab, which allows you to use cutting-edge software for projects any time you need it. Students in certain classes also have access to a fully equipped usability lab and a two-person podcasting studio, each outfitted with industry-standard software and equipment. These resources are available to equip you as a trained industry professional capable of handling any challenge thrown your way.

Learn from the Best

Technical Communication students benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.

MEET THE FACULTY

Mercer's Technical Communication program has enhanced my college experience in and outside of the classroom. All of my Tech Comm classes have taught me valuable skills such as efficient note taking, organization, writing, and professionalism. I can also apply these skills to my other classes. I could not be happier to be a part of a program that has helped me develop as both a student and a young technical professional.

Chloe Carter, Technical Communication '22

Technical Communication Major Chloe Carter

Mercer's Technical Communication program is great due to its hands-on nature and wealth of real-world opportunities. As part of my major, I interned at Blue Bird Corporation. I helped them develop online training for technicians and sales teams. I'm also currently working there part-time, and expect to stay with them after graduation.

Evan Gambill, Technical Communication '20

Technical Communication Student Evan Gambill

The TCO degree has a required internship, and I was fortunate to get an internship working with a fellow TCO alumnus, Ryan Tuttle, at a digital agency in Atlanta called Spunlogic. Two months into the three month internship, I received a job offer for full-time employment as a project manager. My internship set the course for the rest of my career. I learned a tremendous amount in the TCO program that I was able to apply in my daily work life.

Amy Griswold Martin, B.S. '05, Account Director, Acoustic

Technical Communication Alum Amy Martin

Gain Experience

Outside the Classroom

Internships

All Technical Communication majors are required to complete a paid, full-time internship as part of your coursework, providing meaningful experience with real companies. Our faculty members will work with you to secure an internship, and in fact, many companies contact us year after year looking for interns from our department.

Networking and Professional Development

Getting your career started is not just about what you know; it’s about who you know. That’s why we maintain connections within the industry to help our students establish fruitful connections. We stay connected with the Society for Technical Communication (STC), STC's Atlanta Chapter, and IEEE’s Professional Communication Society (PCS). We have even taken students to present at the STC National Convention. These connections and networking opportunities will help you transition from your education to a rewarding career.

Prepare for the Future

About the Technical Communication Profession


Technical communication is a growing field that encompasses many disciplines, and our Technical Communication graduates go on to have exciting, lucrative careers in a wide range of industries. Positions that our graduates have taken include:

Our technical communication graduates are building careers all over the country at companies such as:

  • AT&T | Atlanta, GA
  • The Coca-Cola Company | Atlanta, GA
  • Microsoft Corporation | Redmond, WA
  • Northrop Grumman Corp. | St. Augustine, FL
  • SAP America | Newton Square, PA
  • UPS | Atlanta, GA

Our department boasts 95% job placement in-field within three months of graduation, and market demand for our graduates is usually higher than that.