Algonquin College

Technical Writer (Graduate Certificate)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa)
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:English Technical and Business Writing
Description:This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students from a wide variety of diploma and degree programs for careers in the field of technical communication.

While a proven ability in writing is a prerequisite for admission to the program, successful candidates are trained to communicate clear and accurate information to online, print and real-time audiences. The spread of technology-based communications has created a high demand for qualified writers beyond the area of high technology in every field of industry and in the public sector.

In addition to possessing advanced writing skills, technical communicators need well-developed abilities in research, analysis and organization. An essential part of a technical writer's work is to provide efficient communication that an organization can use to function effectively. Students are trained to gather relevant product data and to produce technical documentation that meets the needs of businesses and their clients. Students participate in small group projects and collaborative activities within the program and across technology programs at the College. In addition to honing research, analysis and organizational skills, these activities also refine the development of team skills prized in the workplace.
URL:Technical Writer (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,832

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $8,831.56. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $16,781.56.
Careers:Authors and WritersTechnical Writers

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Provide evidence, on request, of excellent written communication skills that have been developed in the workplace.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 15, 2015