Technical Writing Courses & Schedule

Upcoming Spring 2023 Enrollment

Spring 2023 Extension courses are now available for enrollment online.

Technical Writing Certificate of Completion (Online)

Course Descriptions, Schedule/Costs | FAQs

Course Schedule

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

Spring 2023


Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
01/03/202303/05/202328012NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---01/06/2023$489L Kondor
01/03/202303/05/202328013NWTW 103 41Information Design---01/06/2023$489L Kondor
03/13/202305/14/202328015NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---03/17/2023$489R Post
03/13/202305/14/202328014NWTW 103 42Information Design---03/17/2023$489L Kondor

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 11/17/2022

Technical Writing Online Course Schedule Outlook*:
Spring 2020 through Fall 2021

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Class | TitleSpr 1Spr 2SumFall 1Fall 2Spr 1Spr 2SumFall 1Fall 2
NWTW 101 | Fundamentals of Tech WritingXXXXXX X
NWTW 102 | Advanced Tech CommunicationsXXXXXX
NWTW 103 | Information DesignXXXXXXX

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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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