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TechWriter-Certifications

Technical Communication is often referred to as an “umbrella” profession. It has come of age addressing the diversity of jobs that now rely on technical designers rather than the old tag of “technical writers” to engage in the communication process.

Basic Certificate In Technical Writing (90 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-led course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime.

Consists of the following three courses:

  • Introduction to Technical Writing for Industry

  • Intermediate Technical Writing

  • Advanced Technical Writing

 

Our course of study has been designed for individuals who lack sufficient experience in the field, those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction.

XML Structured Authoring for Technical Documentation: Advanced Certificate Course. (30 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-led course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Learn about structured authoring

  • Get an overview of XML

  • Use Syncro oXygen

  • Create well-formed documents

  • Create elements, attributes, entitles and comments in XML documents

  • Validate XML documents with DTDs

  • Format XML documents with XSLT and XSL-FO

  • Use XSLT for conditional publishing

  • Optionally, study XPath and XQuery

  • Create a final project in XML with oXygen

 

Our course of study has been designed for individuals who lack sufficient experience in the field, those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction.

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Comprehensive Career Builder Certificate in Technical Writing

(150 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-led course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime.

Consists of the following three courses:

  • Technical Communication: The Profession, Writing Style, and Format

  • Technical Reports for Industry, Government, and Business

  • User Documentation for Technology Products

 

This is a Career Builder Certificate Course of Study for students serious about advancing

their career in the field of Technical Communication.

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Certificate In Writing for Current Technical Writers, Editors

and Designers (90 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-led course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime.

Consists of the following three courses:

  • Technical Communication, an Introduction for Current Technical Writers, Editors and Designers

  • Intermediate Technical Writing

  • Advanced Technical Writing

 

This program has been developed for those already in the field. 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.

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Certificate In Professional Technical Communication/Portfolio

(140 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-Led course, 100% online, 3 Months to complete, Begin anytime

Types of Documents include:

 

  • Build an expansive portfolio

  • Proposals: persuasion, using data to make an argument, developing abstracts

  • Data Reports: presenting data visually, writing with parallel structure

  • Scientific Research: using citations, making abstracts concise

  • How-To Guides: doing task analysis, working with lists

  • Instructional Material: developing sample scenarios, monitoring user performance

  • Articles: including real-world examples, being conversational with dense content

 

This Professional Technical Communication Certificate 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 the writing styles and competencies needed to create technical written reports, project proposals, feasibility studies, website communications, presentations, manuals, and other forms of technical correspondence. A well-rounded technical writer should have knowledge and writing experience across these areas.

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Writers at Work Certificate Program (40 Hours)

Self-paced Instructor-led course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Identify and correct common errors in grammar and punctuation

  • Revise ineffective sentences and generate clear and concise writing

  • Write clear, effective, and professional email messages that get your reader's attention

  • Understand a writing process to use when creating any document

  • Organize your ideas clearly

  • Connect words and ideas effectively using transitions, connectives, parallelism, and other strategies

  • Use specific techniques to adapt the tone of a document

  • Incorporate basic design elements to create visually appealing documents

  • Proofread, edit, and revise documents more 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.

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Professional Copyediting and Proofreading Certificate

Self-paced course, 100% online, 4 Months to complete, Begin anytime

 

In this certificate, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Edit various types of media for grammar, word choice, design, and layout.

  • Create style sheets and produce a final document that has gone through a comprehensive edit.

  • Become knowledgeable about different editing methods and how to best convey feedback to an author.

  • Analyze content and share your feedback.

The Professional Technical Copyediting Certificate consists of the following three courses:

Course 1: Mechanical Editing

Course 2: Usage, Proofreading, and Editing Online Content

Course 3: Comprehensive Editing

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