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Technical Writing Certificate   

Gain your Technical Writing Certificate in 15 weeks studying topics such as principles of technical writing, editing and intro to HTML.
  • Distinguish technical communication from other forms of writing
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a technical writer
  • Plan technical communication deliverables that explain how to complete the procedures within a process
  • Compose draft technical communication deliverables based upon planning phase pre-work
  • Analyze draft technical communication deliverables and revise their contents in preparation for final
  • publication and distribution
  • Apply, test, and measure the principles of usability
  • Produce a Capstone project consisting of a technical communication deliverable that enables the reader to use a new product, understand a business process or proposal, or take action based on learning about something new

Salary scales for Technical Writers range from $79,000-$106,000 in the greater Seattle area (Glassdoor). Employment trends for Technical Writers are expected to grow by 10% over the next 8 years. --US Dept. of Labor

This online Technical Writing Certificate course culminates in the Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College Technical Writing Certificate. The entire certificate course takes 15 weeks to complete at a cost that is substantially less than taking the courses individually. This competency-based program employs a course instructor and is targeted to working professionals with a strong knowledge of written English, who are looking to speed up the certificate process.
Topics covered include:
  • Principles of Technical Writing
  • The role of the technical writer
  • The writing process
  • Usability
  • Writing strategies
  • Editing
  • Document design
  • Intro to HTML
  • XML and CSS
  • Job readiness strategies

  • Strong command of English grammar and spelling
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word

Item: R17995
CEUs:  11
Schedule: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 2 - 7/8/2024 - 10/18/2024

Instructor(s): Maria Villalobos-Blyther
Location: BVONL   Room: Online

Online registration closes 1 week before the class start date.

This online, instructor-moderated certificate course begins July 8, 2024 and ends Oct. 18, 2024. (Equivalent to 110 classroom hours.)

Students must create their NetID to access this course in Canvas, the online learning management system. Please click here to create your NetID account.

Total cost: $1,649.00




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