April 21 2014

Professional Skills Certificate

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Students who wish to obtain a certificate in Professional Skills must fulfill the following five requirements:

  • Complete one of the following workplace-focused courses:
    • ENG 398 SW: Success in the Workplace (2 hours)
    • ENG 465: Business Technical Consulting (4 hours)
  • Complete this Business & Technical Writing course:
    • BTW 261: Principles of Technical Communication (3 hours)

Please note: students interested in an alternate course in the BTW program to count toward certificate completion should contact the Technology Entrepreneur Center.

  • Attend one Charm School (all day event)
  • Maintain a 3.0 average or better in each of the courses that make up the certificate program in order for them to qualify for the certificate.
  • Submit the following materials upon completion of coursework:
    • Application form
    • Transcript of the courses completed toward the PS certificate, along with supporting documentation from applicable programs attended for completion of the certificate.
    • Processing fee: $50 check made payable to the University of Illinois


All materials must be submitted to the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC):

351 Coordinated Science Laboratory
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Attn: TEC - Certificate Programs

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