Computer Industry Writing

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Why Computer Industry Writing ?

The online Graduate Certificate in Computer Industry Writing prepares graduates to excel in technical writing and highlights the latest software tools used in the industry today.

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
TCC 6410 - Online Documentation
TCC 6430 - Writing for the Computer Industry
TCC 6440 - Advanced Writing for the Computer Industry
TCC 6630 - Introduction to XML
TCC 6150 - Writing Portfolio

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:

This certificate can stack into three master's degree programs: Corporate and Organizational Communication, Digital Media, and Technical Communication.

Average Time to Completion

10 - 12 months



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