Computer Industry Writing

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  • Certificate
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Why Computer Industry Writing ?

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Technical Communication.

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Industry Writing delivers in-demand technical writing and editing skills used in high-tech companies. You’ll have the opportunity to develop several types of technical documentation, including online help, user manuals, screencasts, quick reference guides, and a DITA project. Our courses also give you ample exposure to popular software tools used by technical communicators in the field today. Courses from this certificate also serve as a concentration the Master of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC). You can directly apply the certificate courses to the MSTC.


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Unique Features

  • A flexible, completely on-line course delivery format lets you complete your certificate in as little as 10 months
  • Faculty are experts in the computer writing industry and seasoned online learning specialists
  • Experiential learning options are available to certificate students
  • Transfer your earned credits directly to the Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • You’ll wrap up your learning with a writing portfolio creation class to help prepare you for the job market

Program Outcomes

  • Develop key technical communication skills, such as writing, editing, researching, and collaborating with other writers.
  • Produce technical documents, such as a user manual, online help system, quick reference guide, and an online FAQ page.
  • Create a professional online portfolio to showcase your technical writing documentation projects.

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Computer Industry Writing General Requirements
TCC 6400 - Structured Documentation
4.00
TCC 6410 - Online Documentation
4.00
TCC 6430 - Writing for the Computer Industry
4.00
TCC 6440 - Advanced Writing for the Computer Industry
4.00
TCC 6630 - Introduction to XML
2.00
TCC 6150 - Writing Portfolio
2.00

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 20 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

Employment of technical writers is projected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Technical Communication.

Average Time to Completion

10 - 12 months

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No