Technical Writing Courses & Schedule

Technical Writing Certificate of Completion (Online)

Course Descriptions, Schedule/Costs | FAQs

Online Access

 Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH. View the Blackboard Login Information to get started.

The term for a particular class is based on when the class ends, not when it begins. For example, a course beginning in April and ending in July is a summer class, and you will find it in the summer schedule. Please check the current term plus the next term to determine all of your schedule options.

Course Schedule

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

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Fall 2019

08/05/201910/06/201943703NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---INT NET$489R Post
08/05/201910/06/201943705NWTW 103 41Information Design---INT NET$489L Kondor
10/14/201912/15/201943704NWTW 101 42Fundamentals of Tech Writing---INT NET$489R Post
10/14/201912/15/201943706NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---INT NET$489L Kondor

Spring 2020

01/06/202003/08/202023261NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---INT NET$489L Kondor
01/06/202003/08/202023262NWTW 103 41Information Design---INT NET$489L Kondor
03/16/202005/17/202023264NWTW 101 42Fundamentals of Tech Writing---INT NET$489R Post
03/16/202005/17/202023263NWTW 103 41Information Design---INT NET$489L Kondor

Summer 2020

Schedule coming soon...

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 09/24/19

Technical Writing Online Course Schedule Outlook*:
Spring 2019 through Fall 2020

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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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

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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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, 12th edition by Mike Markel. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017. (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. If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (

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