Technical Writing Certificate Statewide Program
The certificate curriculum is designed for those seeking to move into careers in technical writing and editing or to upgrade skills in this area.
The emphasis is on tools, techniques, and procedures for developing, preparing, and producing technical documents and presentations in a work environment.
The Technical Writing Certificate is a designated statewide program. The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. A student may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if the program is not offered by their local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit. For more information on statewide programs, please see Curricula Informationnew windownew window.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Write clearly for different audiences.
- Edit documents for correctness and consistency.
- Edit documents using sound grammar.
- Plan documents, including the budgeting and scheduling of them.
- Learn what is taught in a computer class.
- Plan, deliver, and critique speeches common in business and industry.
- Implement basic principles of management or marketing that are common in business and industry.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.
Professional and technical writers produce instructional guides, help documents, articles, reports, presentations, webpages, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information clearly and effectively. They also communicate with customers, designers, corporations, and government agencies, managing projects and production processes.
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