Technical Writing and Communication

Our Technical Writing and Communication certificate program helps you learn to write for technical manuals, medical papers, and business communications. Whether you are interested in learning grammar basics for business or more advanced topics such as information usability for complex topics, our tech writing program helps you expand your skills so you are better prepared to serve the needs of today's changing global companies. Study technical communication in our five categories of courses, each catering to a different need and expertise: Technical Communication Fundamentals; Advanced Topics in Communication; Project Leadership; Tools and Technologies; and Engineering Communication. Students are invited to take individual courses to update specific skills, or pursue the certificate for comprehensive instruction. Learn from the professionals who have defined the profession in Silicon Valley.

Ideal for:

•  Technical writers, editors or communicators
•  Information developers, engineers or architects
•  Documentation project leads
•  Engineering managers
•  User experience designers and architects
•  Usability engineers
•  Visual designers

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

7 required courses, 3 electives

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between 6 months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 6,575

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)