Effective communication is essential in today's business world. Technical writers are professional communicators whose role varies across industry and context. They may create manuals and instruction documents, write grant proposals for nonprofit organizations, manage social media accounts, or create compliance documents for pharmaceutical companies. They may work in industries as different as aeronautical engineering and healthcare or self-employed. With skills and experience, technical writers can find rewarding and engaging work in many different fields.

In the course, you will explore the framework in which technical writing exists, the conventions it follows, and the essential elements all technical writing must-have. The course also includes a lesson on preparing for the (CPTC) Certified Professional Technical Communicator exam offered by the Society for Technical Communication (STC).

Disclaimer: To qualify for the externship applications process, students must successfully complete the online course content and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the externship application process does not guarantee an externship. COVID-19 may be affecting the externship process or site availability in your area. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process two weeks before completing courses.

Snapshot

Format: Online

Hours: 125

Credits: 12 CEUs

When: Start Anytime

Cost: $2,195

  • Writing to meet the needs of your audience, including writing with clarity and focus
  • The differences between technical writing and other types of writing
  • Ethical issues in technical writing
  • Advanced grammar rules and effective research methods
  • Writing effectively for websites and social media
  • Developing strategies to prepare for the Certified Professional Technical Communicator exam

How you will benefit

  • Obtain a professional writing portfolio to showcase your work to current and potential employers
  • Be prepared for technical writing jobs in a variety of industries like software companies, nonprofit organizations, marketing agencies, and more
  • Receive a certificate of completion and prepare to sit for the CPTC exam
  • Acquire access to an Externship Starter Kit to walk you through what you need to know about getting an externship as a technical writer

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Course Information

Course Number: 

1252-002

Course Date Info: 

Start Anytime

Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$2,195