The Basic Technical Writing Certificate consists of three courses. The program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry and tech writing faculty. Our course of study has been designed for those who lack sufficient experience in the field or those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction.
The certificate is specifically designed for those who:
This program has been developed for those already in the field. The Certificate in Technical Writing program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry practitioners and Technical Writing faculty. This course of study has been designed for those who want to (1) enhance existing careers in technical writing or (2) move in a new direction within the corporate workplace.
The certificate is specifically focused for the following:
The is a comprehensive program comprised of exercises, projects, checklists, quizzes, and case studies that are geared exclusively towards all aspects of technical communications.
This program provides resources and information that will enable you to advance your skill set to a mastery level. We invite both experienced and novice technical communicators to enhance your skill set and become familiar with the concepts presented in this comprehensive program.
This program utilizes a textbook and companion website that is closely identified with the course objectives. You will be provided with valuable weblinks that are relative to the subject area and can also be used as a reference tool after the program has been completed. You may choose one project at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts presented and use the guidelines that are provided to perform specific activities. The principles of effective technical communication are continuously enforced throughout the entire program. Participants will be able to use the quiz to test skill level and conduct valuable research applicable to each area.
This Certificate in Professional Technical Communication is designed to help new and existing writers work within a range of styles specific to the field of technical writing. This program focuses on advancing writing styles and competencies that impact on technical written reports, project proposals, feasibility studies, website communication, presentations, manuals, and other forms of technical correspondence. A well-rounded technical writer should have knowledge and writing experience across these areas.
It is likely that in one's technical writing career you will be called upon to author or edit a particular text. By applying the principles that are taught in this course the participant can extend their capacity to cover a wide range of projects. Just as importantly, you can gain a broad set of skills that will benefit every project you are assigned. The organizational skills required for a user guide, the attention to client guidelines required for a proposal, and the ability to weave in examples and interviews required for a technical magazine article can carry over into other types of writing. As a result of this course of study, students will end up with a well-defined portfolio of written technical documents. These can be added to or expanded after the class has ended.
The field of technical writing has come a long way from writing clearly and concisely using a keyboard into a new world of structured writing and content management. Documents are no longer written and published as individual entities within a documentation set but rather written as data segments for reuse on systems that automate processes for controlling and managing the segments. Information is no longer published as a document solely for paper output, but for electronic access on PCs, cell phones, and other handheld devices. This means that the technical writer today must be familiar with the solutions that employ the features of structured writing for reuse, and the latest standard approaches for segmenting and storing information for output to multiple types of formats and access on different devices.
Did you know that your professional image is impacted by your writing skills? The better your writing skills are, the better your image is and the better your chances for advancement. There is no doubt that effective writing in the workplace is an essential skill. Research shows that employers value workers who think creatively and communicate effectively.
The Writers at Work Certificate Program consists of four 10-hour courses that will allow busy professionals a flexible path toward learning valuable writing techniques. Although this course addresses the use of proper grammar and vocabulary, it is also designed to teach you the writing process with the goal of writing clear, concise and complete documents.