Technical Writing Fundamentals

32 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

In this course students will be introduced to the basics of technical writing through hands-on writing projects. Students will learn the process of technical writing including identifying the audience, organizing the content, and document revision. Students will also learn good document design. Students will practice their skills on various kinds of documents and writing types, including writing for the web, definitions, descriptions, instructions, reports, and basic business communications.

Course Outline:

  • Students will identify how technical writing is used and the processes and teams involved in technical writing.
  • Students will create a plan to analyze readers and organize documents.
  • Students will choose a tone organization and format to write letters, memos and emails.
  • Students will plan the organization of their documents and make revisions to style and language.
  • Students will organize and plan writing for the web.
  • Students will plan and write definitions and descriptions.
  • Students will plan and write documents that explain procedures.
  • Students will plan and write short and long reports.
  • Students will write resumes and prepare oral reports.
  • Students will create a portfolio of technical writing projects completed in the course.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **