Part-time, online Technical Communication Certificate

Become a technical writer with SFU's professional training

In SFU's part-time, online Technical Communication Certificate, you'll master key technical communication skills such as technical writing and editing, research analysis, information design, indexing, documentation project management, online documentation, desktop publishing applications and more. We’ve designed our courses to cover all of the core technical communication competencies that the Society for Technical Communication has identified.

If you think logically, value clear, concise communication, learn well independently, and enjoy the challenge of mastering complex information and explaining it step by step, you need to try our Technical Communication Certificate.

Learn from technical writing and communication professionals

All of our instructors are active professionals in the technical communication field, which will give you the opportunity to learn from their experience, receive quality instruction and feedback, and build a network.

If you’re new to technical writing, our program will prepare you to begin a career in technical writing or communication. If you already have some experience in the field, our program will position you to move ahead by consolidating your qualifications within an industry-designed framework.

Heather Smirle launched her freelance technical writing career after completing our certificate. Read her story

Study online, when it works for you

Our Technical Communication Certificate is entirely online, which means you can study from wherever your computer is. Our students come from across Canada—and some from as far away as Japan, Norway and the Cayman Islands.

Studying online doesn’t mean you need to miss out on interaction with your instructors and classmates. You’ll engage in online discussions throughout each course, and you can always reach your instructors by email.