Technical Writing

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES217
Hours: 80
Fees: $1895.00 USD


This program will improve your understanding and use of written communications, making you an asset in any administrative, management, or technical writer role. Internal and external communications are highly emphasized in many businesses, and employees in a variety of industries rely heavily on written instructions and procedures. This contributes to a strong demand for technical communicators.

As a technical writer, you might be responsible for any of the following job duties in your day to day operations:
  • Assist scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and software developers in managing the flow of information
  • Conduct studies or surveys that will improve the design of a product 
  • Determine how technical information should be delivered in printed and online media 
  • Create operating instructions and procedure manuals
  • Know how to establish common ground with any audience
  • Make any document highly useful to any reader
  • Be able to proof-read and edit a variety of texts
This course will give you the skills, theories, rules, and concepts you need to advance in a technical writing career.

Upon registering, you will be given six months to complete the program.

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