The Technical Writing Online Training Program is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level. You'll learn research methods, audience considerations, style, drafting and revision techniques, how to work in a collaborative environment, and more. You'll study a variety of media and formats, including Web sites, e-mails, proposals, memos, and instructions.
Prerequisite: There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but before enrolling you should have a good grasp of the English language, grammar, and punctuation, and you'll need to be comfortable using e-mail and the Internet.
- Understand the differences between academic and technical writing
- Develop effective research methods
- Learn to consider the needs and abilities of the audience
- Know how to incorporate clarity and utility
- Develop job-hunting and resume-writing skills
- Become aware of ethical issues in technical writing
- Employ stylistic methods for effective writing
- Learn how to work as part of a team
Materials included: Technical Writing for Success, by Smith-Worthington and Jefferson, 2nd Edition and Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach, by Paul V. Anderson.
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Requirements: This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. 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.
You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 770-499-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.