Technical Writing

Technical Writing Certificate Program

Technical writing and communication are among the fastest growing fields in the nation. Add something to that degree in English, History, Philosophy, Communications, Advertising or Marketing that will help you get a job using your language skills in this rewarding profession. Learn key concepts in and specific techniques necessary for technical communication, and prepare for the challenges facing today’s technical writer.

The Technical Writing Certificate Program includes:

  • I. Elements of Technical Writing I
  • II. Elements of Technical Writing II
  • III. Mathematics & Science for the Technical Writer
  • IV. Microsoft Word- Introduction or Intermediate 
  • V. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator

Course I: Elements of Technical Writing I

Newtown Campus/ $169 (plus text)/
WSMCE 5475 C01/ 4 Mon, 3/7-4/4; 6-9pm (no class 3/14)
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Course II: Elements of Technical Writing II

Newtown Campus/ $169 (plus text)/ WSMCE 5476 C01/ 4 Mon, 4/11-5/2; 6-9pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Course III: Mathematics & Science for the Technical Writer

Newtown Campus/ $169 (plus text) /
WSMCE 5477 C01/ 4 Mon, 5/9-6/6; 6-9pm (no class 5/30)
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Course IV: Choose one of the following

  • Introduction or Intermediate Word (online at
  • Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Word
  • Course V: Choose one of the following 
  • Adobe Illustrator, Basic or Advanced
  • Adobe Photoshop, Basic or Advanced
  • InDesign, Basic or Advanced

For software courses see Courses for Business in Information Technology

Requirements: completion of all five courses; attendance at all sessions is required to receive a certificate. The successful completion of a practical exercise or written assignment directly related to your specialty will be part of the Technical Writing II. No certificates will be given to students who fail to successfully complete this related exercise or assignment.