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Overview

Learn modern writing and editing skills as well as effective information design to produce technical documentation for general audiences. 

Credential
Certificate
Tuition
Length
Start Dates
Continuous

What you will learn

 
  • Clear, professional writing skills
  • Technical documentation standards
  • Effective information design
  • Writing and design for manual and online environments
  • Substantive, copy, and proof editing
  • Document project management
  • Proposals and technical reports
 

What to expect

 
  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Practical exercises
  • Portfolio assignments
 

Admission requirements

 

This certificate is designed to be flexible in meeting the needs of students with a variety of educational backgrounds. The program is targeted towards adults with some writing skills who have completed Grade 12 or equivalent.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.

 

Recommended Characteristics

 

Courses are applicable to adults in diverse fields, including science, health, technology, engineering, education, and business.

Recommended characteristics include the following:

  • General education through prior formal learning and work experience
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work well in a structured environment
  • Ability to work with confidence independently or on a team
  • Ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards
 

Fees and other costs  

 
Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Application fee $35  
Tuition $1,822  
College initiative $20  
Campus resource $73  
Total $1.950  
 

Additional Details

 

Have a question? Email us - business@vcc.ca