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Technical Writing Certificate

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Type

College Credit

Format

Self-Paced

Modality

Online

Number of Courses

2

Total Credit Hours

6

Total Cost

$1,732

The Technical Writing Certificate is for people with basic writing skills who want to hone their language precision and develop professional communication practices. Participants will learn guidelines and processes for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and disseminating technical content.

Successful completion of all courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU MicroCred digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. If you have completed this program, you can request your MicroCred digital badge by clicking here.


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Course Listing
Cost

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $1,732

Note: Prices are subject to change. Cost does not include the price of textbooks. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.

Format

The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.

Requirements

These online courses require access to a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

MicroCred® Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to analyze audiences to create documents for particular readers, write standard reports and correspondence, and manage document design and organization to improve readability, comprehension, and persuasion. They will learn to write clearly, precisely, efficiently and economically, with an understanding of current American usage as well as regional and social variations in the English. They will be able to use current conventions of English grammar and punctuation.