Seneca College

Technical Communication - (Co-op)

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Program Information

School:Seneca College
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Description:The Technical Communication (Co–op) program is an intensive learning/work experience designed to prepare you for a career as a technical communicator (writer, editor, documentation specialist) in a variety of fields. The first semester of the program prepares you for the co–operative work placement which takes place in the Winter semester. An integral component of the program, the work placement experience provides you with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in the first academic term. In turn, you'll acquire on–the–job knowledge and skills which will be applied to projects during the second academic term. The second academic term takes place in the summer semester and focuses on project development and the acquisition of advanced design and document management skills as well as specialized work in various electronic media. Upon graduation, you’ll will be able to design, research, draft, edit and produce technical documents for a wide range of audiences and purposes.

URL:Technical Communication - (Co-op) at Seneca College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,619
International: $13,037

All students enrolled in a co-operative education program will be charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee. Collection of the fees will commence with the semester in which the first Co-op Professional Practice subject is scheduled, at the rate of $495.00 per work term.

Admission Requirements


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  •   English 

Program Eligibility: - A three–year diploma or recognized degree from an accredited institution, or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with 3 to 5 years of documented related work experience including references. - English proficiency at the college level.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: Minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper based) or 88 (internet based with no test below 22), OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (no single test score below 6.0), OR CAEL with an overall band score of 70.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic credentials, work record (if applicable) and a formal assessment of writing and reading skills. It is expected that applicants will be computer literate. All applicants must complete a writing sample and computerized language test at the Seneca Newnham Campus.

* 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 July 18, 2015