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.