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Professional Technical Communication - Portfolio


Learn the skills you need to be a highly valued technical communicator

Through the University of Central Missouri’s Certificate in Professional Technical Communication - Portfolio course, students will build a powerful online or hardcopy portfolio. The writing samples included in this valuable portfolio will help you gain employment or advance in your current job as a technical communicator. Coursework projects are in areas such as business, high-tech and governmental writing samples. Median annual pay for skilled technical writers is approximately $71,850, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job growth in this area is forecast at close to 8 percent through 2028 with an estimated 4,700 new jobs expected over the next decade. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $1,200 Calendar icon  

Online, self-paced course with open enrollment

Contact hours icon    140 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   High-school diploma or GED recommended


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Through this comprehensive course, students will plan writing projects while determining a clear strategy geared toward the audience and purpose. You will also learn both task and audience analysis while studying and drafting important projects common to business, government and industry. In addition, the course includes lessons on revision strategies as well as writing styles and abilities. Upon completion of the course, students will earn a Professional Technical Communication Certificate credential.

What you will learn

  • Technical concepts
  • Proposals
  • Recommendation reports
  • Instructions
  • User guides
  • Data reports
  • Guidance documents
  • Reference information
  • Technical articles




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