Technical Writing Certificate (Online)

Technical Writing Certificate of Completion (Online)

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The Program

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have a command of the English language, and understand the basic principles of composition including grammar and sentence construction.

Online Instruction

The program is taught asynchronously online. No campus attendance is required, and there are no set days and times for classes online.

Students will receive instructions as to how to establish their campus login credentials approximately 2-3 days after registering for a course. These credentials will enable students to login to CSUDH's Canvas learning management system via the MyCSUDH student portal. If you do not receive login information once you have registered, please contact the registration office at 310-243-3741, option 1.

Technical Writing

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.


Instructor Profiles

Lu Kondor, FacultyDr. Lu Kondor, DBM, is a technical writer, researcher, and systems administrator with more than 20 years experience. As a technical writer, Ms. Kondor's background includes employment by organizations such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, AT&T, GE and Panavision. She is a senior member of the Society of Technical Communicators and a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Her Web site is at, and her blog is available at

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Rachael Post, FacultyRachael Post, M.A., M.J., is a writer, editor, and owner of Luna Sky Media, a digital media marketing firm with a focus on green technology. As a journalist, she worked for the Daily Yomiuri in Tokyo, the San Jose Mercury News in Hong Kong, and Business Mexico magazine. She has been developing Web sites and publishing print publications online since 1998.

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Financial Assistance: WIOA Funding

Out of work and need training? 

This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit our WIOA Assistance Steps and the America's Job Center website for more information.

Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

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Student Testimonials

This class was great! The information was presented in a variety of ways, including the textbook, articles, videos, and podcast from technical writers working in the field. —Recent student
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 class was helpful, the material was relevant to my job and I would recommend it to others in the technical writing industry. " —Mildred H.

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 Information & Registration


New Students

  • If you are a new to CSUDH and have never taken a course through CSUDH Continuing Education, simply select the course you want to take, click on the Cart icon to register, input your personal information, and pay for your class(es).

Current Students

  • If you are an existing CSUDH Continuing Education student who has been active in the past 6 months, you will use your regular CSUDH login information.
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All Other CCPE Students

  • If you are a past CSUDH Continuing Education student who has NOT been active within the past 2 years, please register for your first (returning) course as though you are new student. 
  • If you are an existing CSUDH Continuing Education student who has forgotten your username, student ID number, and/or Toromail address, please call the CCPE Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during Office Hours to retrieve this information.

Current Admitted CSUDH (Non-Continuing Ed) Students

  • ⚠ If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate CSUDH student who wishes to take a CSUDH Continuing Education course for the first time, please call the CCPE Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during Office Hours to get registered. (Please note that CCPE courses cannot be registered through MyCSUDH.)

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The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; course schedules are updated daily.

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