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English: Concentration Professional, Technical, Creative Writing

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Why Study Writing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs in technical writing and related fields will grow faster than jobs in any other field; job growth from now until 2030 is almost 12% faster than average. Job openings in PTC are most common in parts of the country with high-tech industry like California, Texas, and the Northeast, but Tennessee employs more technical writers than the national average, and the mean pay for technical writers is over $70,000 in Tennessee. Many of our former students have found successful careers in their field after graduation.

PTC faculty have decades of experience as educators, editors, and writers. They take pride in individualized success for students. Dr. Deeren is an award-winning fiction writer and professor. Dr. Fuglsby teaches technical communication courses and researches topics of collaboration and intercultural communication. Dr. Major is an important part of our internship opportunities and has published on international communication, on computer editing tools, and on collaboration. A technical writer since 1988, Dr. Wadia brings his wide experience to audiences at large regional conferences such as SCMLA. He frequently presents on issues related to workplace professionalism and tips for success with employment opportunities as technical writer or editor. Dr. Wright has been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 20 years. She specializes in creative nonfiction.

What You Can Expect

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Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

English: Professional, Technical, Creative Writing Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core