Online Technical Communication Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication is designed to provide students with an introduction to the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a 21st century information environment.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

Details

Employers in all sectors consistently rank communication skills as being crucial to success and indicate an ongoing need for employees at all levels who can communicate effectively. However, today’s ability to communicate effectively requires not only traditional verbal skills, but also facility with visual communication, with digital media, and with the tools used to create and produce communication.

The online Technical Communication graduate certificate enables students to extend or develop technical communication knowledge and skills that they can apply in their workplace, regardless of discipline. The certificate provides students with both conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills in technical communication. The certificate is an excellent complement to engineering fields and other technical disciplines; it is also an effective way for entry-level technical communicators to strengthen their credentials.

Featured courses


TWC 501 Fundamentals of Technical Communication


TWC 511 Principles of Visual Communication


TWC 521 Principles of Web Authoring


TWC 531 Principles of Technical Editing


Related careers

The certificate is not designed to provide students with the type of comprehensive curriculum they would get from a master’s degree. If students already have experience in technical communication, layering the certificate on top of it can make them suitable for a range of positions, including:

Technical writer

Technical editor

Social media specialist

Grant/proposal writer

Information developer

Content strategist

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

University achievements

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor's programs. 

Top 10%


best global universities. 

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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