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. Students can take individual courses or the entire series.


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


The program is be taught entirely online. No campus attendance is required.


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.


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.

  Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act.
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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.

Certificate Requirements

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the entire program.

  Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate

Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process. When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email

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"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." 2018 student

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Within a couple months of the program ending I had received a technical writer offer from a large medical device company in the San Fernando Valley. I believe the certification process helped a lot in getting the job" Jeff Super

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.