This program is designed to prepare the adult learner for a career as a technical writer and communicator in a variety of fields. It provides participants with advanced writing and communication skills, principles and tools to clearly and precisely convey technical information to a specific audience. Upon completion of this 66-hour certificate program, participants will not only be more confident in your role as a technical writer, but also learn how to produce useful and polished documents for a wide range of audiences and purposes, including but not limited to conducting audience and task analyses, memos, business letters and abstracts; applying appropriate rhetorical and stylistic devices; incorporating cohesive mechanisms; writing procedures and progress reports; reviewing, revising and editing technical information; managing a major proposal; learning effective research procedures; and revising their resume for an ever-changing job market that demands excellence in written communication. Courses can be taken individually for professional development or a series of 5 required courses to obtain the Technical Writing Certificate.
Benefits of this certificate:
To successfully complete the program, students must complete the five (5) required courses and register for the Technical Writing Certificate course by completion of the second class.
- Improve technical writing communication competencies, including revising, editing and design
- Apply technical writing techniques to clearly convey technical information to a specific audience
- Develop effective research procedures
Upon completion of the required courses and enrollment in Technical Writing Certificate, students must notify the Continuing Education office. After verifying the student's completion status, a certificate will be mailed to the student's address on record.
- Technical Writing Introduction
- Technical Writing Techniques Level I
- Technical Writing Techniques Level II
- Technical Editing
- Technical Writing Portfolio Development
- Technical Writing Certificate
Not Currently Scheduled
These courses are not currently scheduled, but may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.
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