Technical Writing Certificate of Completion

Technical Writing COURSES

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NWTW 101 | Fundamentals of Technical Writing

This 9-week course examines the basic requirements of technical style and organizational patterns used in a variety of business and technical documents. Students learn and practice how to condense extensive information into the fewest words possible without sacrificing content. The class also covers how to identify the audiences and apply various styles to each.

NWTW 102 | Advanced Technical Communications

This 9-week course further examines the concepts learned in the “Fundamentals” course. Students hone their skills by writing various types of proposals, informal and formal reports, procedures manuals and oral presentations.
Pre-requisite: NWTW 101

NWTW 103 | Information Design

The final 9-week course gives students a command of the design principals and production processes required for truly effective technical communications. Students will design manuals, procedures handbooks and instructional materials. Students will be required to complete a capstone project that incorporates every aspect of technical writing learned in the program.
Pre-requisite: NWTW 102


The cost of each course is $489. Total cost for a certificate is $1,467.
There will be an additional cost for materials and/or textbooks.

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  • Technical Communication, Markel
  • Handbook of Technical Writing, Alred, Brusaw, Oliu
  • Document Design: A Guide for Technical Communicators, Kimball


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