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Technical Writing Certificate

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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 per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $1,732

Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our Enrollment Coach team to see what savings you may qualify for.

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.
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.
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.