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Duration
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This one-year graduate certificate program offers practical experience for a career in technical, scientific, and computer-related communication. Today’s technical communicators are professionals who create technical content, develop user assistance, design websites, design and deliver corporate training, explain computers and technology to users, create multimedia materials, and develop support systems for consumer products.

You will learn technical writing and editing, graphic and web design, user experience, content strategy, and instructional design. Courses cover the skills necessary to adapt to emerging technologies and launch your career as a professional immediately upon completing the program. You will gain hands-on experience through optional work placement under an employer committed to helping you meet your learning goals.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Design
  • Research
  • Edit
  • Produce technical documents

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment.  The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1     Semester 1
Year 2 Semster 2 Work Term  

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Technical writer
  • Information developer
  • Technical editor
  • Web content editor
  • Documentation specialist
  • Usability specialist
  • Web designer
  • Content strategist
  • User experience (UX) writer
  • Technical trainer
  • Instructional designer
  • Communications specialist
  • Information designer

Student Works and Experiences

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