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Course Description

As a technology professional, you are a master of complexity. But the more complex your ideas and information are, the simpler and clearer your writing must be. This course will enable you to communicate more clearly and easily with supervisors, clients, and colleagues. You’ll discover communication strengths you didn’t know you had and learn how to build on them to become a more capable, confident writer.

Note

Registering for this course will automatically enrol you in the Certificate in Technical Writing. You will not be charged for additional courses in the certificate unless you also enrol in them.

Prerequisite

There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, business analysts, software engineers, network administrators, project managers, and anyone who uses writing to share technical information.

What You Will Learn

After completing the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze your audience using three different methods
  • Bridge the knowledge gap between you and non-expert readers
  • Create a straightforward document structure for a brief document
  • Describe technology so that readers can visualize it

How the Course Works

  • Each week, you’ll complete a variety of interactive online learning activities, including a brief writing activity. You’ll receive personalized feedback on two of those activities.
  • Throughout the course, you’ll join in conversations with other participants via the  discussion forum.
  • Twice during the course, you’ll connect with other participants and the facilitator during a live virtual coaching session.

Time Commitment

Course component Time needed Total time for the course
Weekly self-paced learning activities (such as videos, writing exercises, discussion postings, and interactive media)
3 hours per week
12 hours
Writing assignments 2 hours for each of 2 assignments 4 hours
Virtual coaching sessions 1 hour for each of 2 noon-hour sessions 2 hours
    Total over 4 weeks: 18 hours

Testimonials

"Great course, great structure, very helpful for anyone wishing to improve their technical writing skills.”

Darren Hilchey
Sepracor Canada Limited

"I liked the fact that I could immediately apply what I learned in class to my writing assignments. I also liked the fact that the course was delivered 100% online. I travel a lot and was able to sit in on the class from four different locations in North America."

Janet Curtis

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Technical Writing Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 05, 2021 to Jan 26, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $495.00
Section Title
Technical Writing Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 06, 2021 to Apr 27, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $495.00
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