Missouri S&T 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.
“We are thrilled to continue working with Adobe and with Adobe’s generosity toward our program,” says Dr. David Wright, associate professor of English and technical communication at Missouri S&T. “Our students have benefited greatly from their experience with Adobe products, and we are proud to be associated with them. Their Creative Suite is the best collection of products on the market for technical communication studies.”
S&T students have completed several projects for university departments and non-profit agencies during the past few years with help from Adobe software. Wright’s students report they enjoy being able to use Adobe Suite products in their coursework and in other projects.
“Using Adobe software as a part of my course curriculum was one of the most useful learning experiences I’ve ever had,” says Rudi Starek, an undergraduate technical communication major at S&T. “I now better understand the work that goes into creating complicated design documents, and I hope to improve my own skills on Adobe software as I continue to work with the variety of programs offered.”
Priyanka Ganguly, a graduate student in technical communication at Missouri S&T, says she appreciates how user-friendly Adobe products are.
“For every Adobe product, there is a training module which helps the users perform their tasks conveniently,” Ganguly says. “I have worked on Robohelp, Captivate, Photoshop and InDesign. All of these products are extremely useful. I think it is not possible to create and edit images in other software like we can play with an image and format pictures in Photoshop. As a student, I have benefitted a lot from the Adobe products.”
Missouri S&T offers bachelor of science and master of science degrees in technical communication, as well as both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.