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 2019

8 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON11911

15 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM110 TCOM110-ON11911

15 Microsoft Word for Technical Writers: Advanced TCOM240 TCOM240-ON11911

February 2019

12 Research, Analysis and Information Design TCOM210 TCOM210-ON1191

19 Fundamentals of Creating Online Documents TCOM260 TCOM260-ON11911

March 2019

19 Technical Writing and Editing TCOM120 TCOM120-ON11911

April 2019

2 Design and Production of Technical Publications TCOM220 TCOM220-ON11911

23 Indexing: An Essential Art and Science TCOM230 TCOM230-ON11912

30 Technical Writing: Advanced Workshop TCOM310 TCOM310-ON11911

May 2019

28 Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication TCOM110 TCOM110-ON11941

July 2019

16 Documentation Project Management TCOM320 TCOM320-ON11941

16 Tools for Technical Communicators TCOM270 TCOM270-ON11941

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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