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Technical Writing Certificate Program (100% Online)

Give your career a boost by developing a versatile set of writing skills—and earn a university certificate to prove your achievement.

The Technical Writing Certificate program will provide you with best practices for creating clear, compelling technical documents.

This is a hands-on program. Besides completing interactive online course content, you will complete writing assignments and receive personalized feedback on your work. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with your facilitator and other course participants in live virtual coaching sessions.

Our interactive online courses will help you build the specific skills you need to write for your particular readers in your work environment. 

All courses can be taken as part of the certificate program or on a stand-alone basis.

Admission Requirements

This program is intended for professionals working in a technical field, such as engineering, technology, or science.

Program Structure

The program has been designed so that professionals can focus on core skills that apply to various kinds of technical writing and then choose upper-level writing courses to suit their particular needs. Each course uses a flexible learning format that features:

  • Self-paced learning activities (including videos, interactive media, and discussion postings)
  • Realistic writing exercises
  • Virtual group coaching sessions

Each week, you decide how you’ll manage your learning time to fit it into your busy calendar. As you progress through the course materials, you’ll also connect with other learners and with your course coach. In other words, you’ll get the best of both worlds: you’ll decide when and where you learn, but you’ll never feel as if you’re learning on your own.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded after successful completion of four courses. There is a student evaluation at the end of each course. Each course includes a final assessment (such as a test or writing assignment) so you can demonstrate the progress you’ve made. All requirements must be met within four years.

Required Course

Elective Courses (choose three)

Certificate Program Application

To apply to this certificate program, please use our online application form.