Course Description

Reports tend to circulate to multiple readers, few of whom can be expected to read the document from beginning to end. To gain the attention of busy people, you need to make your technical content simple to navigate and easy to read.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who creates reports in a technical context, including engineers, project managers, technical team leads, technical consultants, and government employees.

Course Outline

  • Each week, you’ll complete a variety of interactive online learning activities, including a writing activity.  One of the activities will be to create a draft of a brief technical report; you’ll submit the report to the facilitator and receive feedback on it.
  • 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.
  • Following the course, you’ll submit a revised version of your technical report and receive feedback on it.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to

  • Adapt content to readers’ needs, interests, and values
  • Craft a focused key message
  • Design an easy-to-navigate reporting architecture
  • Shape ideas and information into cohesive units of meaning
  • Avoid common causes of wordiness


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Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Writing Clear Technical Reports (100% Online)
Nov 24, 2020 to Dec 15, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $495.00
Section Notes
Participants in this course are eligible for a T2202 tax receipt. In order to receive a tax receipt, you must put your Social Insurance Number into the profile section of your student account. If you do not add your Social Insurance Number, you will not receive a tax receipt.

T2202 tax receipts will be available for you to download from your account at the end of February of the following calendar year.

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