Online Technical Writing Classes
"I'm so glad I had the opportunity to be a part of this program. Lu Kondor is a great instructor"...Ellen-Rachell Caldwell
The online Technical Writing Certificate
of Completion introduces students to the many aspects of contemporary technical writing practices and helps them develop the skills and confidence to communicate complex technical concepts simply and effectively. Students can take individual courses or the entire series
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Technical writing plays an extremely important role in the business field and high tech world. With increasing reliance on sophisticated technology, written technical instructions have become the primary paths to understanding complex procedures. Some of the concepts that students will learn include how to determine their audience, purpose and objectives for various documents; how to follow steps to successful technical writing; how to write collaboratively; how to write a procedures manual; and how to design the most common types of technical documents.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Career opportunities are found in the financial, industrial, construction, electronics, automotive, medical, computer, biomedical, healthcare, agricultural and petrochemical industries. Many engineers, scientists and technicians have increased their effectiveness through improvement of their technical writing skills. Individuals who are interested in becoming technical communicators, or those who are already in technical writing positions and would like to improve their skills.
California State University, Dominguez Hills online technical writing classes are convenient for people who live or work anywhere, including Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.
Students must have a command of the English language, and understand the basic principles of composition including grammar and sentence construction.
The program will be taught online.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the entire program.
Fundamentals of Technical Communication
Advanced Technical Communication
The cost of each course is $450. Total cost for a certificate is $1,350.
There will be an additional cost for materials and/or textbooks.
Fundamentals of Technical Communication
This 9-week course examines the basic requirements of technical style and organizational patterns used in a variety of business and technical documents. Students learn and practice how to condense extensive information into the fewest words possible without sacrificing content. The class also covers how to identify the audiences and apply various styles to each.
Advanced Technical Communications
This 9-week course further examines the concepts learned in the “Fundamentals” course. Students hone their skills by writing various types of proposals, informal and formal reports, procedures manuals and oral presentations.
The final 9-week course gives students a command of the design principals and production processes required for truly effective technical communications. Students will design manuals, procedures handbooks and instructional materials. Students will be required to complete a capstone project that incorporates every aspect of technical writing learned in the program.
Technical Communication, Markel
Handbook of Technical Writing, Alred, Brusaw, Oliu
Human Factors for Technical Communicators, by Marlana Coe. Published
by John Wiley & Sons, New York
Looking Good in Print, by Roger C. Parker. Published by Paraglyph Press,
Scottsdale, Arizona, 2003 (please purchase the most current edition)
For further information contact:
Babette Wald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 310-243-3741 or 877-GO-HILLS
American Medical Writers Association
American Society of Business and Publication Editors
American Society of Indexers
American Society of Journalists and Authors
HTML Writers Guild
Women in Technology International