Hello PTC Students at NJIT:
If you have arrived at the "Professor's Welcome Letter" for this course, you must be interested in registering for the online course, PTC 601, Advanced Professional and Technical Communication. I am delighted to hear that because in this course you will learn valuable strategies for communicating technical information and for writing in the workplace. In fact, you will learn to
identify an audience and purpose
design visually effective documents
work in teams
analyze a complex communication situation and design a response
use new communication technologies and software (including Microsoft Visio and Adobe Dreamweaver)
create a professional ePortfolio to demonstrate your communication skills
develop an understanding of the graduate program in Professional and Technical Communication (PTC) at NJIT, as well as the principles, practice, and profession of technical communication.
However, you should also know that these goals will only be accomplished with a great deal of motivation, energy, independence, and just plain hard work on your part. Specifically, you will be asked to
participate in weekly asynchronous discussions with students and instructor
participate in occasional real-time online discussions with students and instructor
develop at least 40 pages or original writing and graphics on technical communication topics and an online portfolio of your work
understand the course content by reading and working with many different sources rather than one textbook and one lecture
work independently; there are no videotaped lectures.
If you are undaunted by these expectations, then -- Welcome to PTC 601. Please review the PTC 601 Syllabus and follow the instructions for joining the Moodle course.