Technical Writing

Technical Writing Extension Certificate







403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655  

Technical writing involves writing about a specific subject that requires explanation, direction or instruction in publications such as reports, manuals and standard operating procedure guides.

Gain practical knowledge and experience to enhance your skill set in technical writing, whether you are looking to earn a credential for professional development or embark on a new career. Using technical information, create clear, concise, correct and cohesive communications in print and online for target audiences.

Combine the skills of effective communication with practical experience using the latest tools and technology. Explore common types of technical communication, such as manuals, guides and design specifications. Learn how you can apply a systematic approach to creating technical documents from complex information. Gain writing skills for a variety of formats and hone your writing process. Identify and apply appropriate styles of writing for specific technical communications purposes, such as reports, procedural manuals and online documents.

Develop intermediate skills to create professional-looking documents, including how to use features and templates to create and format documents with more complex layouts. Examine key components of structuring policies and procedures. Build your editing skills with hands-on exercises. Explore characteristics of digital media and how they relate to information and site architecture, and examine the steps to developing a robust site structure.

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  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your career prospects  
  • Develop your personal and professional skills
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 8 required courses (140 hours). Can be completed within 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years.

Some required courses may require assignments to be submitted within 1 week after the course has finished.

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.


Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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