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This is a practical, hands-on technical writing course for all currently practicing or would-be technical communicators wishing to get a firmer grasp on this extremely broad and quickly evolving industry and develop some of the core competencies required in the profession, today. We will cover a broad range of topics, including the life-cycle communication process for project management; ethical issues facing technical communicators; organizational and genre-appropriate design; plain language and global audience guidelines for today’s technical writers and editors; basic principles of visual communication; and usability and content management techniques for both print and digital media. Additionally, you will complete a final project – one that involves a real-world product or service – that is worthy of inclusion in your professional portfolio and appropriate for showing current or prospective employers.   

Note: Prerequisites: Fluent in English and ability to write clear, logical, and grammatically correct sentences and familiarity with MS Word and PowerPoint. Please read the program and computer requirements at and at before enrolling, and buy the textbooks before class begins.

Course Number: WCWP-40151
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Technical Communication