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Introduction to Technical Writing for Industry

Explore various areas of a technical writer’s day including professional communication, document design and organization, and audience and purpose in this online course. Become a top notch technical communicator in this growing field. Start today.

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

Become an effective technical communicator today

Want to become a technical writer? Curious where the field is headed? This online course introduces you to the technical writing profession and allows you to dig into your career in communications. Explore planning, writing, editing and testing and receive resources and assignments specific to each area of a technical writer’s day.

What you will learn:

  • Tasks and procedures of the profession
  • Writing and editing instructions
  • Style guide analysis
  • User testing
  • Key terms and emotional competencies for success

No books required! All course materials can be accessed through student usernames and passwords.

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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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