Creating easy-to-understand content

Technical writers have an aptitude for language, analytical thinking, and technical material. Their expertise in writing, editing, and audience analysis allows them to bridge the gap between the user and the product.

Technical writers apply principles of visual information design and user experience to create clear, concise, and timely communications that permit users to accomplish their tasks. They research, analyze, and organize content to develop online and print communications, including websites, screencasts, user guides, technical manuals, and technical marketing documents.

Our one-year graduate certificate prepares you for a career as a technical communicator. You will learn how to create a variety of documentation types using industry-standard software, while working collaboratively in groups and in industry partnerships.