Technical Writing Certificate Program

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Ever wonder who writes all those technical articles, sets of instructions, training manuals and websites? Technical writers are the people who are responsible for these and many other types of documents produced by organizations. If you are looking for a new career, or if you want to develop your writing skills, or if you are just interested in producing technical documents, consider completing the Technical Writing Certificate program.

The program's success is due to the active involvement of its Advisory Committee made up of industry experts who help us continuously improve the program design and content. Humber's courses are taught by senior-level technical writers who know what is expected in the field, and will guide you from the basics to expert-level writing.

What to Expect
Each course in the online program has a critical path agenda to meet assignment and quiz deadlines. Students work at their own pace during the week, and may be required to participate in a weekly one hour live-chat session on the specified scheduled date (held in the evening). This information is posted on the first day of class. In addition to the online discussions, emails, and readings, students must be prepared to spend six to nine hours per week on homework, assignments and learning materials.

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Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses.

Compulsory Courses - 4 Required

Course Name

Course Code

Quality and Production CCL. 206 WINTER SPRING
Principles of Project Management for Technical Writers CCL. 207 FALL WINTER
Technical Writing: Introduction CCL. 213 FALL WINTER SPRING
Print and Online Design CCL. 214 FALL WINTER

Elective Courses - Choose 2 from the following:

Course Name

Course Code

Adobe FrameMaker: Basics CCL. 119 FALL WINTER
Promoting Your Technical Writing Services CCL. 208
HTML: Introduction CCL. 209 FALL SPRING
Technical Editing CCL. 215 FALL WINTER
Creating Video Demonstrations TWRT 209 FALL SPRING