Basic Certificate in Technical Writing

Expand your career possibilities in the growing field of technical writing. Develop your language and professional communication skills, enhance training preparation and delivery techniques, and advance technical communication knowledge.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners Continuing Education Business Online
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Technical Writing: Online Certificate Programs and Classes
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Program Description

The Basic Technical Writing Certificate consists of three courses that have been developed for those entering into the field for the first time or those in the downsized IT industry. The Certificate in Technical Writing program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry and tech writing university faculty. Now in its 15th year, our program has been designed for those who lack sufficient experience in the field or those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction within the corporate workplace. 

The certificate is specifically focused for the following:

  • Those who aspire to develop their technical language and communication skills 
  • Those who need to update their knowledge and skills 
  • Those who need preparation for teaching professional communication 
  • Those who must prepare and deliver training for their companies 
  • Those who aspire to advance in documentation and other technical communication positions 
  • Those who seek a verifiable Certificate Credential from an accredited university  

Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Analyze audiences and purposes for various technical documents and write effective technical documents by incorporating editorial changes and user feedback
  • Correct instances of improper usage, eliminate trite and redundant phrases, so you can write clear and precise sentences
  • Apply sound formatting principles to the design and layout of documents and insert eye-catching graphics, charts, and tables that illustrate key points
  • Create information plans and content specifications and implement publications projects
  • Manage production processes and evaluate project successes and failures

90 Hours

This Certificate Course must be completed within the specified time period noted at the time of enrollment. Extension fees are applicable beyond the end date as follows:  1 month, $149.00; 2 months, $179.00; 3 months, $199.00.  Upon successful completion of this course, you may apply for a paper-based certificate from one of our Accredited University Partners by writing to requestmycertificate@jeronline.com. Certificate fees apply.

 

Individual Course Descriptions

Advanced Technical Writing

Intermediate Technical Writing

Introduction to Technical Writing for Industry 

 

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.