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Certificate in Technical Writing

Certificate in Technical Writing



The Certificate in Technical Writing is designed to provide students who are interested in the use of technical writing with industry skills and knowledge.  Specifically, by completion of the program, certificate students will be able to:

Create professional written, oral, and visual communication for specific purposes and diverse audiences and contexts.

Apply structural and stylistic conventions appropriate to the industry.

Employ industry-specific software to design, create, and/or select multimedia components and integrate them into print, broadcast, and online media-rich resources.

Gain access to scientific and technical concepts using research techniques and translate the concepts into relatable ideas in natural language.

Apply the process of writing and the processes of the industry to develop technical documents in a variety of contexts.

Utilize professional communication skills both collaboratively and individually to produce materials, resolve problems and formulate solutions.

Prepare for employment opportunities in technical writing locally, regionally, and nationally.

The certificate requires the following (Note that CI students may not double count courses in the certificate toward their required sequence in the English major):


Admissions & Current Students:

Admission to the University is not required for this certificate program.  To apply for the Certificate in Technical Writing, download and fill out the Certificate Application Form (PDF, 189 KB) and submit transcripts to Extended University at the address below.

Non-matriculated students enroll through the Open University process on a space available basis.

Please submit all forms to:

CSU Channel Islands Extended University
Sage Hall 2109
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

For class schedules, please see the Course Offerings Search page.



Andrew Conley  Andrew Conley
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 (805) 497-3921 


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