DITA Information Architecture


The value of DITA is expressed in its enforcement of a topic-based architecture. DITA provides specific mechanisms, including DITA maps and relationship tables, that enable information architects to provide a valuable and usable information experience for their users.

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Offering code Offering title
TEWR.X405 Information Architecture and Design Basics
TEWR.X406 DITA Authoring, Introduction

Human Factors for Technical Communicators


Human factors, the art and science of designing for people, is a fundamental building block for anyone developing content and products---especially interactive, online content.

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TEWR.X400 Technical Communication: An Introduction to the Profession

Technical Communication: An Introduction to the Profession


An introduction to the profession for beginners and newcomers, this course will help you determine how your skills fit the field of technical communication.

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No prerequisites


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Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
TEWR.X400.(801) 9/17/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 700 Andrea L Ames View Enroll

Graphic Design Fundamentals


If you need to make design decisions for presentations, Web pages or printed materials and you want your final product to be professional and effective, this is the class for you. This course will provide you with the basic skills used by designers everywhere.

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Offering code Offering title
UEWD.X400 Adobe Illustrator, Introduction
UEWD.X401 Adobe Photoshop, Introduction

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Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
UEWD.X408.(1) 10/3/2018 06:30 PM SANTA CLARA 630 Russell Leong View Enroll

Developing Technical Information from Plan to Completion


This course focuses on technical communication skills. It introduces the types of information commonly produced by technical writers. Participants integrate the fundamental technical-writing strategies with the principles of print and online document design to create information that is effective and appropriate to specific audiences.

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Offering code Offering title
TEWR.X400 Technical Communication: An Introduction to the Profession

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Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
TEWR.X404.(801) 10/15/2018 12:00 AM ONLINE 725 Kathryn S Munn View Enroll

Content Authoring Tools Survey


Tools and technologies change rapidly, and in this course you’ll learn the critical transferrable skills needed to evaluate, understand, and quickly learn the basics of the typical authoring tools used by technical communicators.

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No prerequisites


Grammar and Style for Technical Communicators


This class provides students an intensive review of modern English grammar, sentence errors, style, punctuation and how these concepts apply to current practices in technical writing. We will study the parts of speech; common sentence-level errors, such as fragments, comma splices, and misplaced modifiers; and style issues, such as parallelism, passive voice, and wordiness; and punctuation, such as commas, colons, and semicolons.




Please note - this is not an introductory course in grammar.

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No prerequisites


Technical Writing Certificate Completion Review


Once all of the certificate requirements have been met and your final grades are posted, please access your Student Portal to enroll in the “Certificate Completion Review” to begin the review process. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your certificate.

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No prerequisites


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Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
O-CE0612.(001) // 04:00 PM 75 View Enroll

Writing Successful Instructions, Procedures and Policies


When your team is doing iterative development, you may be called on to describe the vision, document the requirements in use cases, and write test cases to determine whether the product really meets the user's needs. You're focusing on what the stakeholder should be able to do concrete actions, described from the point of view of a real user.

And when you document the final product in a user guide or help system, your procedures are key. You have to be alert to the doubts, uncertainties, and inarticulate needs of the user, from moment to moment.

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No prerequisites


Technical Writers' Workshop


In this workshop, you’ll learn how to improve the style and structure of technical information. You’ll work on your own style, and you’ll evaluate the style of others. In addition, you’ll learn how to spot and organize potential topics when creating tasks, concepts, and reference topics, while improving the overall quality of your own work and the work of your team.




Quality initiatives are common in business and government, and these campaigns have even begun to affect technical communication groups.

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No prerequisites


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