Missouri University of Science and Technology is continuing its partnership with Adobe Systems Inc. to give students and faculty in the technical communication program hands-on access to Adobe’s industry-standard software. This partnership is made possible through Adobe’s University Outreach Program, which offers licenses for Adobe Technical Communication Suite to students and faculty in technical communication programs.
The partnership between Missouri S&T and Adobe Systems Inc. began in early 2015, and has allowed students enrolled in technical communication courses to gain practical experience in the use of the same software that they are likely to encounter in the workplace.
“Adobe Technical Communication Suite includes full versions of FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Acrobat Pro DC and Presenter, each of which are best-in-class software tools, and Missouri S&T students benefit from gaining early familiarity with these programs,” says Dr. David Wright, associate professor of technical communication. “Adobe has been very generous in supporting our program during the past several years. They’ve given our students the opportunity to work with first-class software and to work on projects such as product sheets, white papers, newsletters, and web sites. Our students are also able to work on various video and graphic editing projects. It would certainly be much more difficult to complete these projects without Adobe’s support. We are grateful for their continued donations.”
Students have really enjoyed being able to use Adobe Suite products in their coursework and in other projects. Here are some of their comments:
- One thing I very much appreciate about Adobe software is being able to use software now that I will most likely be using in the future with a potential job. Adobe is user-friendly and creativity-friendly. I always find some way to improve my knowledge of Adobe and how to use tools differently to meet my creative needs. I am thankful to use this software to further my knowledge and better prepare myself for the future.
- I used Adobe InDesign over the summer when I was redoing my high school’s marching band’s concession stand menu. The menu turned out favorable and everyone has been able to read what was on it. I have also received compliments regarding the menu.
- I use Adobe software just about every day. I love working with the different programs that Adobe offers. I’ve completed magazine spreads, white papers, product sheets, and brochures with InDesign. Adobe software has helped me complete not only college assignments, but different content for my everyday life. Very useful software for my organizations and extracurricular activities.
Students have completed several projects for university departments and non-profit agencies during the past few years with help from Adobe software.
Missouri S&T offers bachelor of science and master of science degrees in technical communication, as well as both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. For more information, visit english.mst.edu/academicprograms/technicalcommunication.