Algonquin College

Technical Writer

Graduate Certificate

Meet the demand for quality professional documentation in the workplace.
The Technical Writer Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the skills and training needed for a career in technical communication. Throughout this one-year program, you create different types of workplace documents to help users enjoy all features of a product, service or information. In particular, you learn to:

research and analyze technical material
connect with an intended audience - use specialized tools to author documents
manage multiple projects to meet the goals of a group
create structured documents that cater to different user tasks
These skills are so highly prized in the workplace that you can choose to work in either the public or the private sector, and in a freelance, part-time or full-time capacity.
The Technical Writer program will teach you how to create different kinds of online and print documents such as instruction sets, training materials, user manuals, white papers, proposals, online help, instructional videos and podcasts.
Through a combination of real-world learning, group projects, and collaborative learning activities, you can confidently apply these skills in all areas of industry including manufacturing, health and medicine, government, high-tech and private training institutions.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.
At the end of the program you will be ready to begin careers as information architects, content developers, technical editors, instructional designers and communication officers.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Possess advanced written and oral communication abilities.
Enjoy designing, developing, writing and refining online and print material.
Possess interpersonal skills for collaboration with colleagues.
Enjoy researching, collecting, analyzing and organizing technical information.
Function in a self-directed manner in a team environment.
Organize their work and pay attention to detail.
Enjoy using software tools to create documents and websites.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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