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Professional and Technical Writing Certificate - Online

Program Overview

This program will prepare students to utilize technical writing in a variety of professional, technical, and non-technical industries, including but not limited to the business, human resources, education, medical, government, legal, computer, science, technology, and engineering industries. This program is ideal for individuals who seek a career in technical writing. This course is also appropriate professional development experience for anyone who is interested in acquiring professional writing skills to maintain an edge in the job market or bring a new skill to his or her career.

Students will gain practical writing experience, strong rhetorical skills, and will focus on writing clear and effective technical, persuasive, informative, and instructional documents. Further emphasis will be on diction, tone, voice, audience, and precision. A student who has successfully completed his or her certificate may use the instructor as a professional reference. The student will complete a writing portfolio that may be used for job application supplemental.

Date: Open enrollment. Start anytime - up to 6 months to complete.


This certificate is open to anyone with a grasp of the English language. It is not meant to teach basic language or workforce skills, but to advance previously existing skills and career options. Therefore, a Bachelor degree in any field is strongly recommended before beginning this program. Students who do not have a conferred Bachelor degree are strongly recommended to complete and pass, with a C or higher grade, a college-level English course prior to enrolling in this program.

Online, 80 hours to complete. No text book required. Certificate is graded on complete/incomplete scale.

Course Code: UPTW 500 

Certificate Price:$1,799, 8 CEUs