Date of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Type

Non-Thesis Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Professional & Technical Communication

Committee Chair

Glen Southergill

First Advisor

Chad Okrusch

Second Advisor

Carrie Vath


This project focuses on building a college preparedness program for high school students with the intention of preparing each student for success at an institution of higher learning. The project deliverable is a website containing a college preparation program for high school education professionals to implement in a high school junior or senior level class. The webpage URL at the time of this documents writing is: The program is accessed through the website with the following college prep material: A curriculum guide, college prep checklists, presentations, notes, active learning activities, and program evaluation tool that can be used to quantify the success of the program.


A graduate project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Technical Communication