Our Technical Communication graduate certificate offers you a unique learning and working experience for recent undergraduates interested in technical writing, editing, instructional design, and web-based content creation. You may want to develop a specialization beyond your undergraduate degree, or you might be interested in a career change or enhancing your current skills.
Semester one (summer) introduces you to technical writing and editing best practices, online help, web design, UX design, and the use of competitive industry writing tools.
Semester two (fall) focuses on team collaboration, project management, and advanced document design skills. You will engage in work-place simulations to apply your knowledge of technical writing practices and project management. You develop content strategies for web-based information, graphic design, instructional design, and web-based documentation. In addition, there is a focus on developing quality portfolio pieces and launching your career.
An optional work-integrated learning placement (winter) allows you to use your skills in a paid work placement where you will gain on-the-job insight into the field of technical communication. These work placements are coordinated and facilitated through Seneca to help guide you into a meaningful position with an employer committed to helping you meet your learning goals. As a result, you can practice skills within competitive industries and gain relevant experience on your resume.
Upon graduation, you will have the tools to research, write, design, edit, and produce technical documents and web-based content for a wide range of audiences and purposes. Faculty are experienced teachers of technical writing and current practitioners and experts in the field.