Technical Communication

Transform complexity into clarity

Apply your writing and editing skills to a successful career in the growing technical communication field. Our technical communication courses and certificate program will provide you with the professional tools and techniques you need to translate complex information into easily understood documents.

  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Learn from established technical communicators working in the field
  • Build a professional network of peers
  • Learn core competencies identified by the Society for Technical Communication



4–12 weeks/course


Take our technical communication courses one at a time to suit your work schedule.

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January 2020

7 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON12011

14 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM110 TCOM110-ON12011

14 Microsoft Word for Technical Writers: Advanced TCOM240 TCOM240-ON12011

14 Research, Analysis and Information Design TCOM210 TCOM210-ON12011

February 2020

18 Fundamentals of Creating Online Documents TCOM260 TCOM260-ON12011

March 2020

17 Technical Writing and Editing TCOM120 TCOM120-ON12011

31 Design and Production of Technical Publications TCOM220 TCOM220-ON12011

April 2020

21 Technical Writing: Advanced Workshop TCOM310 TCOM310-ON12011

May 2020

5 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON12041

26 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM110 TCOM110-ON12041

26 Research, Analysis and Information Design TCOM210 TCOM210-ON12041

June 2020

2 Technical Writing and Editing TCOM120 TCOM120-ON12041

July 2020

14 Documentation Project Management TCOM320 TCOM320-ON12041

14 Tools for Technical Communicators TCOM270 TCOM270-ON12041

September 2020

15 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON12071

22 Final Project: Technical Communication Guided Practicum TCOM410 TCOM410-ON12071

November 2020

3 Technical Writing and Editing TCOM120 TCOM120-ON12071

Part-Time Certificate Program


11 courses

Finish in 2 years


Our hands-on Technical Communication Certificate can prepare you to work as a technical writer and editor in as little as two years.

You'll learn to:

  • Use standard methodology to produce clear, user-focused documents
  • Analyze, organize and edit information for online viewing
  • Follow design principles for effective visual communication
  • Manage documentation projects from planning and budgeting through production.

As you work through the program, you’ll also build a professional portfolio to showcase your ability.

Is this program for you?

We’ve designed our certificate for new or experienced technical writers and editors. Our students include professionals who:

  • Plan to launch a career in technical communication

  • Wish to validate work experience with formal training

  • Need to prepare for professional certification

  • Require skills and credentials to establish a freelance career

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