Expand your knowledge by exploring education programs offered for technical communication and gain a professional certificate for your hard work.

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The following list shows some the University programs dedicated to helping you develop the techniques needed to begin your career. While the programs are not vetted through the OCSTC, some members have experience with options on the list below. 

University Certificate and Degree Programs

Cal State University, Dominguez hills Technical Writing Certificate

A comprehensive online program for students who desire convenience and flexibility with their schoolwork as they learn technical writing practices.

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Cal State University, Long Beach Professional Writing Certificate

Located at one of the largest and most popular CSU campuses, the program teaches the fundamentals of technical writing to help students develop a range of abilities needed to meet the demands of global communication. 

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San Diego State University Professional Writing Certificate

Another excellent certificate program that teaches students the skills needed to enter their desired field. The university offers its certificate students internships and partnership opportunities with professionals in the industry.

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University of California, San Diego  Technical Communication Certificate 

As part of the University's extended studies section, the online program offers flexibility while teaching up-to-date tools and techniques connected to the field of technical communication.

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Woodbury University Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing 

Located in Burbank, California, the institution offers a comprehensive four-year program while providing students with practical opportunities to present their skills on a professional level.

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While there may not be a dedicated program for technical writing in Orange County, do not discount its local colleges and Universities who may offer supplemental courses to help you further your career.

Possible Subjects can include but are not limited to:

  • Adobe photoshop
  • Api documentation
  • Coding (XML, HTML, CSS, Java, etc.)
  • Content management systems (Madcap flare, Joomla, WordPress, etc. )
  • Editing 
  • Manual Writing
  • Proofreading 
  • Proposal writing 
  • Report writing 
  • UX principles
  • Writing and editing software (Word, Google docs, etc.)

Additional Resources


STC offers live webinars on various topics to help members continue to learn new topics in the constantly growing field of technical communication. Members receive reduced prices if they wish to participate. Any missed webinar is achieved database.

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Linked-In Learning

Linkin learning is an alternative affordable option to learn new skills. It offers over 20,000 video courses on a multitude of topics, allowing you to learn remotely at your own pace. 

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