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Introduction to Technical Writing




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Course level: Undergraduate

This is a foundational course designed to introduce students to technical writing fundamentals and the technical writing career field. Topics include what technical writing is and how technical writing differs from other types of writing, technical writing best practices, and the career opportunities in the technical writing field.


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Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Technical Writing

  • Identify characteristics of writing at work and of successful workplace communicators.
  • Identify qualities of good technical writing.
  • Distinguish between the research goals of technical writing and academic writing.

Ensuring Quality in Technical Writing

  • Demonstrate how to address audience in technical writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of good writing.
  • Identify best practices for writing business correspondence.

Technical Writing – Research and Ethics

  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical and legal considerations.
  • Explain how intellectual property and proprietary information relates to technical writing.
  • Apply appropriate research methods in technical writing.

Style and Technical Writing

  • Apply best practices for readability in technical writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of good document design.

Technical Writing Career Research and Preparation

  • Examine the preparation for technical writing careers.
  • Demonstrate best practices in technical writing.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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