Advanced Technical Writing

Gain the expertise and confidence in this online course to market yourself as a technical writer or take on advanced work assignments. Course topics include audience analysis, document design, organization and editing, visuals and research techniques.

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education | Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners | Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Technical Writing: Online Certificate Programs and Classes, Basic Certificate in Technical Writing, Certificate in Technical Writing for Current Technical Writers
Next Session Register anytime!
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Program Description

This course at the advanced level will give you the expertise and confidence to market yourself as a technical writer or simply to tackle more advanced assignments at work. Building on the skills you have acquired in the previous technical writing courses, this course emphasizes audience analysis, document organization and design, supplements, visuals, and research techniques. The course consists of one proposal that will incorporate all stage of technical writing: planning, writing, designing, and revising.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze readers and/or situations to prepare for writing a proposal
  • Define the purpose of a proposal
  • Gather, record, and interpret data
  • Use content, design, and style guidelines to produce a more readable, concise document
  • Write and edit technical documentation
  • Write a winning proposal Students will demonstrate their understanding of advanced technical writing by creating a proposal. The proposal will include research, supplemental materials, and graphics. The student will submit the proposal in stages for assessment and feedback. Students demonstrate mastery of advanced technical writing by achieving at least 80% on the final proposal.

Outline

Advanced Technical Writing
Advanced Technical Writing will give you the expertise and confidence to market yourself as a technical writer or simply to tackle more advanced assignments at work. Building on the skills you have acquired in the previous technical writing courses, this course emphasizes audience analysis, document organization and design, supplements, visuals, and research techniques. The course consists of one proposal that will incorporate all stage of technical writing: planning, writing, designing, and revising.
Throughout the course students can communicate with the instructor on assignments and may discuss any issues related to technical writing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze readers and/or situations to prepare for writing a proposal.
  • Define the purpose of a proposal.
  • Gather, record, and interpret data.
  • Use content, design, and style guidelines to produce a more readable, concise document.
  • Write and edit technical documentation.
  • Write a winning proposal.

Assessment:

  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of advanced technical writing by creating a proposal.  
  • The proposal will include research, supplemental materials, and graphics.
  • The student will submit the proposal in stages for assessment and feedback. 
  • Students demonstrate mastery of advanced technical writing by achieving at least 80% on the final proposal.

Certificate

Advance your career by improving your technical writing skills

Why should you take online courses or get a certificate in technical writing? Job opportunities! Employment in technical writing is expected to grow faster than average over the next few years, offering new career opportunities or advancement. You can choose online courses from basic, intermediate, or advanced non-credit training in technical writing and communication, or courses in specialty areas. You can earn a certificate in technical writing or pick only the course that best fit your needs.

Becoming a better technical writer is easy with our online program:

  • Start anytime! If you prefer, you can begin on a fixed time schedule as well
  • Group enrollments encouraged - learn with your co-workers
  • You can register online - it is quick and easy!

The various technical writing courses and certificates are taught by instructors with more than 20 years of professional, technical, and career training experience. The courses are industry developed, giving you access to the same e-learning business and industry are currently utilizing.

Partner

JER

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education partners with JER Online to provide affordable, non-credit continuing workforce courses and industry developed certificates in the area of Technical Writing and Human Resources.

*Listing of partners does not represent endorsement by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/Extension.