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Certificate in Technical Writing for Current Technical Writers, Editors and Designers

Take your technical writing skills to the next level in this online certificate designed to sharpen your expertise in analysis, effective communication, design principles, and content management.

Key Program Information
Series Technical Writing: Online Certificate Programs and Classes
Next Session Register anytime!
Delivery Format Online

Expand your technical writing horizons to advance your career

This program has been developed for those already in the field. The Certificate in Technical Writing program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry practitioners and Technical Writing faculty. This course of study has been designed for those who want to (1) enhance existing careers in technical writing or (2) move in a new direction within the corporate workplace.

The certificate is specifically designed for:

  • Those who aspire to develop their technical language and communication skills.
  • Those who need to update their knowledge and skills as writers, editors and designers.
  • 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.

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 Certificate fees apply.

Individual Course Descriptions

Technical Communication, an Introduction for Current Technical Writers, Editors and Designers

Intermediate Technical Writing

Advanced Technical Writing

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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.



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.

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