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Just as an FYI to you and all on the list. John Nelson is a wealth of info. I am one of his students, I can can promise that he and David Toomey (another full time program instructor) are amazingly supportive, creative, and exacting task masters!
Take a look at http://www.umass.edu/pwtc/ for more info. The program has graduated a significant number of students of non traditional age. Note that one's major is not an issue. While most are English majors, some major in business, some in computer science or some specialty in engineering, some in communications, some in other disciplines.
To John - it is late. Don't you DARE send me corrections on my punctuation, grammar or spelling in this email!! >grin<
BTW - I home-schooled my son. He will be 20 in a few weeks, and is engaged to a lovely girl who was also home-schooled (they met in a local home-school club when they were barely teens :-) Both he and his GF are honors college students. He in landscape architecture, she in communications.
I will be interested to see other replies to your post.
> UMass Amherst has a five course tech writing program where
> people major in English and receive a certificate (letter of
> specialization, technically). See our website at
> www.umass.edu/pwtc. We have placed virtually 100% of our grads
> since 1990. See the site to see what students are studying. I
> still use Edmund Weiss!!
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