Technical Communication: Online Writing Courses | CSUDH CEIE | Carson, CA

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 2021

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
01/04/202103/07/202126132NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing01/08/2021$489R Post
01/04/202103/07/202126133NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---01/08/2021$489L Kondor
03/15/202105/16/202126134NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications03/19/2021$489L Kondor
03/15/202105/16/202126135NWTW 103 41Information Design---03/19/2021 $489L Kondor

Summer 2021

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
05/24/202107/25/202130976NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---05/28/2021$489R Post
05/24/202107/25/202130977NWTW 103 41Information Design---05/28/2021$489L Kondor

Fall 2021

Start DateEnd DateCRNDeptCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
08/02/202110/03/202146263NWTW 101 41Fundamentals of Tech Writing---08/06/2021$489R Post
08/02/202110/03/202146264NWTW 102 41Advanced Tech Communications---08/06/2021$489L Kondor
10/11/202112/12/202146265NWTW 102 42Advanced Tech Communications---10/15/2021$489L Kondor
10/11/202112/12/202146266NWTW 103 41Information Design---10/15/2021$489L Kondor

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 5/18/2021

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 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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