Online Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication
Communication is a critical skill that spans nearly every industry. When you pursue an online graduate certificate in technical communication from Arizona State University, you’ll learn how to connect audiences with the information they need to make decisions. Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll also be prepared to define your role as a technical communicator.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 6
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 18
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Upskill in technical writing and more
This technical communication graduate certificate will provide you with the skills needed to communicate complex information in any industry. You’ll gain insight on how to break down information and make it more accessible to intended audiences.
Your courses will provide you with experience in technical writing, as well as the tools used to create and produce engaging content. Additionally, you’ll develop an understanding of a variety of other communication types, including:
- Digital media.
- User experience.
- Verbal and visual communication.
- Web authoring.
Who’s a good candidate for this technical communication certificate?
This certificate is ideal for professionals currently working in roles that require them to write and communicate clearly. Through project-oriented courses, you’ll enhance your background in information management and be prepared to define your role in communication. Ideal candidates may also serve in positions that involve translating information between groups and would like a credential that demonstrates their abilities.
Additionally, employers consistently rank communication as a top skill needed for success. For those looking to build a more robust background on the topic or pursue advanced roles, you may consider pursuing a Master of Science in technical communication.
Technical communication certificate courses
This technical communication certificate combines conceptual knowledge with skills-based learning. In this program, you’ll take three core and three elective courses. With elective choices ranging from content strategy and user experience to technical reports and social media in the workplace, you can select the courses that best support your career goals.
Fundamentals of Technical Communication
Principles of Technical Editing
Principles of Visual Communication
Principles of Web Authoring
Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Electronic Age
Global Issues in Technical Communication
Grant and Proposal Writing
Elevate your skills in technical writing and more
This technical communication certificate supports several potential career outcomes and can help solidify your role with your current employer as a writer and communicator. By combining this certificate with prior experience in the field, you’ll be prepared for careers including, but not limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the graduate certificate in technical communication program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Study at a globally recognized university
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.
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