Algonquin College

Technical Writer (Graduate Certificate) (Full-time Online)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (Ottawa)
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:English Technical and Business Writing
Description:Technical communicators represent the bridge between a user and a product information, or service. They work for an organization but at the same time they advocate for the user by creating usable documentation that lets the user act on the information. Technical communicators are experts at understanding a product and different ways the product can be used by a target group. They develop many different types of documentation used in the workplace to help users enjoy all the features of a product. To fulfill these tasks, technical communicators have an aptitude for language, analytical thinking, technical understanding, and project management. Well-trained technical communicators can find work in all sectors of the economy including manufacturing, health and medicine, government, high-tech, and private training institutions.

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for careers as technical communicators. Students learn to create a variety of documents found in the workplace such as proposals, white papers, user guides, training material, and instruction sets. Through real-world applications and assignments, students become proficient at research, analysis and organization. Students participate in group projects and collaborative learning activities within the program and across technology platforms. Graduates may seek employment writing or drafting technical communications in a variety of technical fields, including the high-tech, engineering, aeronautics, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, biotechnology and government sectors.
URL:Technical Writer (Graduate Certificate) (Full-time Online) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,360

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $7,360.02. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $19,285.02.
Careers:Authors and WritersTechnical Writers

* 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