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Intermediate Technical Writing

Sharpen your technical writing skills with online coursework rooted in standard design, instruction writing and audience analysis. Collaborate with the instructor to identify/troubleshoot potential issues in technical writing and gain valuable feedback.

Key Program Information
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!
Delivery Format Online

Explore techniques and best practices in technical writing

This intermediate online course will introduce you to basic page design standards used in today’s technical-publishing industry. You will get opportunities to write instructions, explore page design, receive feedback, and discuss technical writing related issues with your instructor. Activities include readings, quizzes, writing and revising, and other exercises that equip you with the tools you need to improve your technical writing. 

What you will learn:

  • Best design practices
  • Troubleshooting common problems
  • How to use standard design in various writing projects
  • Instruction writing
  • Audience and task analysis

Before the course begins, you will complete an online schedule and questionnaire specifying your own due dates for units within the course. This will generate your own webpage schedule with links to all assignments, readings, and exercises.

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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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