6 Courses Required

Additional Details

Target Audience

  • Engineers
  • Technology professionals
  • Business leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • Anyone interested in effectively conveying ideas to a professional audience


  • Technical Presentations Certificate from Cornell College of Engineering
  • 60 Professional Development Hours (6 CEUs)

Certificate Description

Knowledge is power but it’s only half the battle. Sharing knowledge — that is, effectively communicating even complex concepts to your audience — is the real strength.

This certificate program is designed to help you design, build, and deliver impactful in-person and virtual presentations to an array of internal and external audiences. The courses will provide you with an opportunity to examine, reevaluate, and collect rich insights into best practices for engineering, technical, and scientific presentations. Throughout this program, you will reevaluate current and past presentation practices that do not achieve the intended goals in order to help you refine your ability to deliver an effective message. You will practice techniques that can be adapted to meet specific technical communication needs. Most importantly, you will have many opportunities to apply and experiment with the course concepts in your work.

Though this program is especially focused on how to deliver specialized or technical information in presentations, the practices presented in these courses work well in business, marketing, and other contexts.

You will be required to purchase Traci Nathans-Kelly’s book “Slide Rules” to complete your coursework. For the best experience in this program, it is strongly recommended to take these courses in the order that they appear.

The courses in this certificate program are required to be completed in the order that they appear.

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Technical Presentations
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