Technical Communication Certificate

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

Overview

Courses: 11
Format: Part-time
Location: Online

Next online info session:
Tue, 10 Sep 2024 12:00 PM PDT
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Why this program?

  • Gain the core competencies identified by the Society for Technical Communication
  • Learn from established technical communicators working in the field
  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Start with individual courses and apply to the program at any time
  • Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status along with its benefits

Format

Part-time

Location

Online

Program completion

2–5 years (from start date of first course)
To graduate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of B- (70%).

Course duration

4–12 weeks (12–20 instructional hours)

Course work

6–10 hours/week

Schedule

Self-paced within set deadlines

Learning materials

See individual courses for textbook details

Cost

$475–$630/course, not including textbooks
$75 program application fee

Application info

No application deadline. Take individual courses and apply to the program at any time.

Do you live in B.C.? 
If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential fall 2024 funding. 

Application requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Mature students who do not meet this requirement may qualify with at least 5 years of appropriate experience
  • Advanced English Language Requirements

See Application details for more info.

Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.

Course Name
Start Date
Location
Instructor
Cost
Seats Available
Action
Start DateTue, Sep 10, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorEric Jandciu
Cost$640.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Sep 10, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorFlora Gordon
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Sep 10, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorEllen Ashdown
Cost$475.00
Seats Available19
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Sep 17, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorJune Madison
Cost$630.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Sep 17, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$630.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Sep 17, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorSara El Rayess
Cost$525.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Oct 8, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$475.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Oct 22, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Oct 29, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorEllen Ashdown
Cost$525.00
Seats Available0
Start DateTue, Oct 29, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorSara El Rayess
Cost$475.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Nov 5, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorMette Aube
Cost$525.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Nov 12, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorWilliam Aube
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jan 14, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorMette Aube
Cost$640.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jan 14, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorEllen Ashdown
Cost$525.00
Seats Available19
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jan 21, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$525.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Feb 4, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Feb 11, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$475.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Mar 4, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorSara El Rayess
Cost$475.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Mar 11, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorJune Madison
Cost$630.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Mar 18, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorMette Aube
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 13, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$640.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 13, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorEllen Ashdown
Cost$525.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 13, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$525.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 27, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, May 27, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorSara El Rayess
Cost$475.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jun 3, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorMette Aube
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateTue, Jun 10, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorFlora Gordon
Cost$525.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister

Enroll in the certificate program to:

  • Track your progress in your student account
  • Access potential tax credits
  • Be eligible to graduate when you finish

Do you live in B.C.?

If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential 2024 funding.

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