Certificate in Technical Writing Online Course

Improve your understanding and use of written communications

Certificate in Technical Writing Online Course

NOW ONLY

AU$3049

Save AU$400 (12%)
OFF RRP AU$3449
Get Info Pack

Learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more

This program will improve your understanding and use of written communications, making you an asset in any administrative, management, or technical writer role. Internal and external communications are highly emphasized in many businesses, and employees in a variety of industries rely heavily on written instructions and procedures. This contributes to a strong demand for technical communicators.

As a technical writer, you might be responsible for any of the following job duties in your day to day operations:

  • Assist scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and software developers in managing the flow of information
  • Conduct studies or surveys that will improve the design of a product 
  • Determine how technical information should be delivered in printed and online media 
  • Create operating instructions and procedure manuals
  • Know how to establish common ground with any audience
  • Make any document highly useful to any reader
  • Be able to proof-read and edit a variety of texts

This course will give you the skills, theories, rules, and concepts you need to advance in a technical writing career.

Upon registering, you will be given six months to complete the program.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  1. Introduction to Technical Writing
    1. Defining Technical Writing
    2. Types of Writing
    3. Taking a Writing Inventory
    4. Engaging in Critical Thinking Situations to Facilitate Writing On-Demand
  2. Understanding Your Role as a Technical Writer
    1. Establishing Common Ground with an Intended Reader
    2. Knowing Your Ethical Obligations
  3. The Communication Triangle: The Recipe for Establishing Common Ground With the Audience
    1. Choosing a Topic
    2. Determining the Purpose for Writing
    3. Analyzing an Audience
    4. Evaluating Common Ground
  4. Types of Technical Correspondence: Writing for an Intended Audience
    1. Analyses
    2. Memos
    3. Letters
    4. Reports
    5. Manuals
    6. Abstracts
    7. Proposal
  5. Writing a Professional Portfolio
    1. Audience Analysis
    2. Informative Abstract
    3. Business of Letter Transmittal
    4. Extended Proposal
  6. The Seven Principles of Effective Writing
    1. Appropriating Content to the Audience
    2. Focus & Unity
    3. Organization
    4. Development
    5. Sentence Structure
    6. Diction & Word Usage
    7. Mechanics
  7. Writing as a Process: Learning to Write in Stages
    1. Prewriting
    2. Researching
    3. Organizing
    4. Creating a Rough Draft
    5. Revising
    6. Editing
  8. The Final Word on Technical Writing

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.

We will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Technical Writing for Success
  • Technical Communication

1.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program. 

3.  Do I have to buy additional materials?


All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4.  Can I get financial assistance?

These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5.  What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6.  Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9.  Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.   What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Lynn Atkinson's career as a technical writer began in 1977 when she became the assistant editor of a monthly magazine. After the owner sold the magazine, she continued her career by editing other periodicals and publications until she went back to college to earn another degree, this time in English. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 1993 with a B.A. in English and subsequently entered graduate school as a graduate teacher. In 1996 she received her M.A. in English with an emphasis in rhetoric. A published writer, editor, ghost writer, and college textbook writer and editor, including acknowledged contributions to several editions of college textbooks, she considers her greatest accomplishment being an educator of 14 years to thousands of students at UTA, Devry, Tarrant County College, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest College.

Among her other accomplishments, Lynn has developed or co-developed several writing curriculums, including the Technical Writing Program; won writing contests; been nominated and awarded outstanding teacher at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; been awarded distinguished instructor by department chairs at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; and conducted over 10,000 hours of tutoring as a Level III Certified Tutor in the SOAR department at UTA and in private practice.

About this Course

Learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more

This program will improve your understanding and use of written communications, making you an asset in any administrative, management, or technical writer role. Internal and external communications are highly emphasized in many businesses, and employees in a variety of industries rely heavily on written instructions and procedures. This contributes to a strong demand for technical communicators.

As a technical writer, you might be responsible for any of the following job duties in your day to day operations:

  • Assist scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and software developers in managing the flow of information
  • Conduct studies or surveys that will improve the design of a product 
  • Determine how technical information should be delivered in printed and online media 
  • Create operating instructions and procedure manuals
  • Know how to establish common ground with any audience
  • Make any document highly useful to any reader
  • Be able to proof-read and edit a variety of texts

This course will give you the skills, theories, rules, and concepts you need to advance in a technical writing career.

Upon registering, you will be given six months to complete the program.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  1. Introduction to Technical Writing
    1. Defining Technical Writing
    2. Types of Writing
    3. Taking a Writing Inventory
    4. Engaging in Critical Thinking Situations to Facilitate Writing On-Demand
  2. Understanding Your Role as a Technical Writer
    1. Establishing Common Ground with an Intended Reader
    2. Knowing Your Ethical Obligations
  3. The Communication Triangle: The Recipe for Establishing Common Ground With the Audience
    1. Choosing a Topic
    2. Determining the Purpose for Writing
    3. Analyzing an Audience
    4. Evaluating Common Ground
  4. Types of Technical Correspondence: Writing for an Intended Audience
    1. Analyses
    2. Memos
    3. Letters
    4. Reports
    5. Manuals
    6. Abstracts
    7. Proposal
  5. Writing a Professional Portfolio
    1. Audience Analysis
    2. Informative Abstract
    3. Business of Letter Transmittal
    4. Extended Proposal
  6. The Seven Principles of Effective Writing
    1. Appropriating Content to the Audience
    2. Focus & Unity
    3. Organization
    4. Development
    5. Sentence Structure
    6. Diction & Word Usage
    7. Mechanics
  7. Writing as a Process: Learning to Write in Stages
    1. Prewriting
    2. Researching
    3. Organizing
    4. Creating a Rough Draft
    5. Revising
    6. Editing
  8. The Final Word on Technical Writing

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.

We will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Technical Writing for Success
  • Technical Communication

1.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program. 

3.  Do I have to buy additional materials?


All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4.  Can I get financial assistance?

These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5.  What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6.  Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9.  Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.   What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Lynn Atkinson's career as a technical writer began in 1977 when she became the assistant editor of a monthly magazine. After the owner sold the magazine, she continued her career by editing other periodicals and publications until she went back to college to earn another degree, this time in English. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 1993 with a B.A. in English and subsequently entered graduate school as a graduate teacher. In 1996 she received her M.A. in English with an emphasis in rhetoric. A published writer, editor, ghost writer, and college textbook writer and editor, including acknowledged contributions to several editions of college textbooks, she considers her greatest accomplishment being an educator of 14 years to thousands of students at UTA, Devry, Tarrant County College, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest College.

Among her other accomplishments, Lynn has developed or co-developed several writing curriculums, including the Technical Writing Program; won writing contests; been nominated and awarded outstanding teacher at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; been awarded distinguished instructor by department chairs at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; and conducted over 10,000 hours of tutoring as a Level III Certified Tutor in the SOAR department at UTA and in private practice.

We provide a 7 Day Money Back Refund on all Courses

Now Only AU$3049 Save AU$400 (12%)
OFF RRP AU$3449
Delivery Method Online
Get Info Pack

Special Offer

 

Receive The Personal Success Training Program FREE, When You Purchase This Course - Limited Time Remaining!  (Value $600)

 

The Personal Success Training Program Helps You Stay Focused To Achieve Your Goals!
Benefits:
  • How to layout a Success Plan.
  • Get where you want to be in life.
  • How to unclutter your mind to succeed.
  • Achieve your dreams using your imagination.
  • How to have faith in yourself.
Features:
  • 12 month online access,  24/7 anywhere.
  • Complement your individual course purchase.
  • Internationally recognized by the IAOTS.
  • Thousands of positive reviews.
  • Limited Time Offer - Ends Soon.
 

Share this course

Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES217
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 7 months
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 80 Hours
Qualification: Certificate

Popular Courses and Bundles

Get a FREE Career Planner