Course Prepares Students for Successful Careers in Technical Communication
La Jolla, CA, USA and Indianapolis, IN — March 27, 2014 —The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has chosen MadCap software as one of its “Tools for Technical Communication” in a course designed to offer students the expertise needed to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce.
The school is using MadCap Flare—the modern, future-proof authoring and multi-channel publishing software that supports print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with one of the most advanced authoring and publishing solutions available today. By using MadCap Flare, students are gaining experience in the modern techniques and software used by thousands of companies worldwide.
We’re excited to use MadCap Flare and give our students the opportunity to learn and use current software tools from the field," said Corinne Renguette, Ph.D., program director and assistant professor in Technical Communication at the school. "Using Flare will help them become familiar with the concepts of single-sourcing and topic-based authoring before they graduate, preparing them for careers in technical communication.”
The school offers both a bachelor of science degree in Technical Communication and a certificate in Technical Communication as part of its Leadership and Communication curriculum. Focusing on practical, real-world, industry-relevant learning experiences, the program will include MadCap Flare in its “Tools for Technical Communication” course.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and help students develop their technical writing practices," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. "This is another great opportunity to share the real-world insights of the global MadCap user community and empower students with skills that will give them a competitive edge when they join the workforce.”
About Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, located in Indianapolis on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in industry. The school is one of the largest degree-granting schools at IUPUI, with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. All degrees are awarded by Purdue University, with the exception of those awarded through the Department of Music & Arts Technology.
About Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Known as Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences campus, IUPUI is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching, learning and civic engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI has more than 30,000 students enrolled in 21 schools, which offer more than 250 degrees. IUPUI awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue Universities. For more information, visit iupui.edu.
About MadCap Scholar Program
The MadCap Scholar Program offers special discounts on MadCap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors, and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit http://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.
About MadCap Software
MadCap Software, Inc. is a leading technical communication software firm specializing in integrated applications for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap’s software products provide state-of-the-art content workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing, including the Web, print, desktop and mobile. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry. Learn more about MadCap Software at www.madcapsoftware.com.