Technical Writing Courses & Schedule

Technical Writing Certificate of Completion (Online)

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Course Schedule

Major: Business | Program: Technical Writing Online | * C = Class Canceled *

Spring 2024

NOTE: Spring 2024 courses will be available for enrollment in November 2023.

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
01/02/202403/03/2024TBANWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---01/07/2024$489R Post
01/02/202403/03/2024TBANWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---01/07/2024$489L Kondor
03/11/202405/12/2024TBANWTW 102 42Advanced Tech Communications---03/16/2024$489L Kondor
03/11/202405/12/2024TBANWTW 103 41Information Design---03/16/2024$489L Kondor

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 9/22/2023

Summer 2023

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
05/22/202307/23/202337908NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---05/26/2023$489R Post
05/22/202307/23/202337909NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---05/26/2023$489L Kondor

Fall 2023


NOTE: Enrollment is available until 4-5 days after the course begins.

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
07/31/202310/01/202345369NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---08/04/2023$489L Kondor
07/31/202310/01/202345370NWTW 103 41Information Design---08/04/2023$489L Kondor
12/10/202345373NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---10/13/2023
$489R Post
10/09/202312/10/202345371NWTW 103 42Information Design---10/13/2023
$489L Kondor

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 6/22/2023

Technical Writing Online Course Schedule Outlook*:

Spring 2023 through Fall 2024

Class | TitleSpr 1Spr 2SumFall 1Fall 2Spr 1Spr 2SumFall 1Fall 2
NWTW 101 | Fundamentals of Tech Writing 
NWTW 102 | Advanced Tech Communications
NWTW 103 | Information Design

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Online Course 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 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.

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Advanced Technical Communication & Information Design Courses

NWTW 101 | Fundamentals of Technical Writing

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.

NWTW 102 | Advanced Technical Communications

Recommended Pre-requisite: NWTW 101
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.

NWTW 103 | Information Design

Pre-requisite: NWTW 102
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.

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Program Costs

The cost of each course is $489. Total cost for a certificate is $1,467.
There will be an additional cost for materials and/or textbooks.


NWTW 101 and NWTW 102

  • Required: Technical Communication, 13th edition by Mike Markel. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2020. (Launchpad is not required)

All Courses

  • Recommended: Handbook for Technical Writing, 12th edition by Charles T. Brusaw, Gerald J. Alred, and Walter E. Oliu, ISBN: 978-1319058524. Note: 11th edition is acceptable.

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH ( using your CSUDH account.

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

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