Technical writing courses and certificate program offer a leg-up

Working professionals and those looking to develop an enhanced skillset in today’s ever-changing job marketplace have a new tool at the ready: an updated and improved offering of technical writing courses and a technical writing certificate available through Bellevue College Continuing Education.

At the start of summer quarter, July 1, 2014, interested community members will find an enhanced course listing both online and in the classroom that includes:

  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing
  • Fundamentals of Document Design
  • Professional Editing
  • Usability Workshop
  • Creating Style Guides
  • Developing Web Content
  • Authoring Help
  • Fundamentals of Marketing Communications
  • Process Flowchart Documentation
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • Word Styles and Templates
  • Writing White Papers

In addition to individual classes, BC Continuing Education will begin offering an all-inclusive Technical Writing Certificate course in which students are given a year to complete and master all technical writing course material.  This new and innovative competency-based program employs a course mentor approach and is targeted to working professionals with a strong knowledge base of the material at hand, who are looking to expedite the certificate process.  Students will receive badges as they progress through the course material and prove their competency in each subject and will receive a certificate upon overall completion.

The courses, taught by industry professionals, are in line with the standards set forth by the Society for Technical Communication (, and all technical writing courses will apply towards a Technical Writing Certificate.

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Last Updated April 16, 2014