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Technical Writing

This course will improve your understanding and use of written communications, making you an asset in any administrative or management role.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Lynn Atkinson

Duration : 80 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

This course will improve your understanding and use of written communications, making you an asset in any administrative or management role. Internal and external communications are highly emphasized in many businesses, and employees in a variety of industries rely heavily on written instructions and procedures. This contributes to a strong demand for the Technical Communicator.

Technical Writing is an important profession today, as evidenced by these facts:

  • There was 17% employment growth projected for Technical writers from 2010-2012
  • $67,280 is reported as the average salary for this occupation
  • 45,120 Technical Writing related jobs were available in 2011 in the United States
  • As the dependence on technically advanced products and computers grows, there is a continuous stronger need for technical writers
  • Surveys of employers have shown that people with well-developed writing skills are consistently hired and promoted over those without the skills.

Technical Writers can perform any of the following tasks in the workforce:

  • Assist scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and software developers in managing the flow of information
  • Participate on a team in conducting studies or surveys that will improve the design of a product
  • Communicate information between departments in an organization
  • Determine how technical information should be delivered in printed and online media
  • Create operating instructions and procedure manuals

This course will give you the skills and concepts you need to advance in a Technical Writing Career.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Technical Writing program, you will:

  • Understand the differences between academic and technical writing
  • Develop effective research methods
  • Learn to consider the needs and abilities of the audience
  • Know how to incorporate clarity and utility
  • Develop job-hunting and resume-writing skills
  • Become aware of ethical issues in technical writing
  • Employ stylistic methods for effective writing
  • Learn how to work as part of a team

Master writing a variety of technical documents:

  • Create memos, analyses, and reports
  • Compose a professional portfolio
  • Write a series of interview questions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced grammar rules
  • Develop a proposal

Course Extention

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.

Computer Requirements:

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Required Books

Ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Technical Writing for Success
  • Technical Communication

Course eligibility

Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but before enrolling you should have a good grasp of the English language, grammar, and punctuation, and you'll need to be comfortable using e-mail and the Internet. 

Target Audience

The Technical Writing Online Training Program is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their technical writing abilities to a professional level.

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Course Content

  • First Steps in Your Entrepreneurial Journey
  • What Kind of Business Is Right for You?
  • Idea Generation
  • Developing Your Business Concept
  • Clarifying Your Business Idea
  • Confirming Entrepreneurial Feasibility
  • Planning For Your Business
  • Management Essentials: Operations, Networking & Business Exits Introduction
  • Legal Considerations
  • Marketing and Web Strategies
  • Developing Your Marketing Campaign
  • Customer Service
  • Sales And Your Business
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Hiring Your First Employee
  • Managing and Compensating Your Employees
  • Obtaining Financial Resources (aka "Money, Money, Money")
  • Creating Complete and Convincing Financial Projections
  • How to Create Financial Statements
  • Getting Ready to Present Yourself and Your Business
  • Your Bankable Business Plan
  • Presenting Yourself and Your Business in Person
  • Continuous Review and Improvement of Your Business
  • Pulling It All Together

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