Main Departmental Office
Auditorium Building, Room 317
1155 Union Circle #305298
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Undergraduate Advising Office
Auditorium Building, Room 105C
Web site: techcomm.unt.edu
Kim Sydow Campbell, Professor and Chair
The field of technical communication focuses on making technical topics understandable and using technology to make information usable. The Department of Technical Communication emphasizes evidence-based approaches to preparing students with the technical communication skills required in modern workplaces: writing, designing, and coding. We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates. Courses are taught by an internationally recognized faculty whose research is at the forefront of the field. Students have leadership opportunities through teaching assistant positions for both undergraduate and graduate students, lab tutor positions in our TECM Lab, and involvement in our student organization. We facilitate connections among faculty, students, and practitioners through client-sponsored course projects, internships, regular networking events, and our industry-led Advisory Board.
A degree in technical and professional communication prepares students for entry-level positions as technical writers/editors, content developers, or usability professionals, most commonly working on teams to create user guides, web content, and proposals in companies within the information technology, consulting, and healthcare industries. Texas employs more technical communicators than any other state except California, and the DFW metroplex employs the sixth most technical communicators among metropolitan areas in the United States. The number of employed technical communicators should increase 10% from 2014 to 2024, which is greater than the 7% increase expected for all occupations and the 4% for all media and communication workers (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016-2017 edition).
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