British Columbia Institute of Technology

Technical Writing

Program Information
School: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty: School of Computing and Academic Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: English Technical and Business Writing
Description: The BCIT Associate Certificate in Technical Writing is British Columbia's only for-credit undergraduate program in technical writing and as such is an excellent launch pad into an exciting career. An increasing number of industries are recognizing the vital part that clear writing, good structure and logical, audience-specific organization play in their instruction and procedure manuals, their training materials, their quality assurance procedures, their proposals and grant applications and all other business-generating and information-storing documentation. Technical writers, who make a living imparting these qualities to documents, enhance productivity, reduce errors, improve safety and increase customer satisfaction.

Technical writers are therefore increasingly becoming an integral part of company engineering, research and production teams, ensuring the flow of clear, timely and accurate information on which business and production depend. And with growing globalization and increasing conduct of business and exchange of information via cyberspace, clear communication is more important than ever; technical writing is a field that will continue to grow in scope and demand. If you enjoy writing, have a logical mind, like to tease order out of complex situations and have a knack for problem solving and putting yourself in the readers' shoes, technical writing may be for you. It's a rewarding, well compensated career, ideal for team-oriented people with a linguistic knack and a desire to contribute to the success of an organization.
Website: Technical Writing at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Careers: 2 career(s)
Admission Requirements

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  English or  Communications

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 6, 2009

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