A new graduate certificate program at Conestoga will provide learners with the skills to communicate complex technical content to specialists and end-users in various industries.
Delivered through the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the one-year Technical Communication program will offer practical experience in researching, documenting and presenting technical processes or products to create accessible information for a range of audiences.
“Technical communicators are key players at companies in almost every industry, including IT, manufacturing, medical science and marketing,” said program coordinator Suzanne Rintoul. “They transform complicated technical content into clear and concise formats to address the needs of a specified audience and purpose, whether it’s internal or external, expert or non-expert.”
Welcoming the first cohort in September, the program is offered at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus to provide access to one of the fastest-growing tech sectors in North America. Students will learn from faculty rooted in industry and collaborate on hands-on projects. An optional co-op work term will also provide opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience.
Students in the program will also have access to cutting-edge software provided through a partnership with Adobe’s University Outreach Program. Learners will gain practical experience creating and editing technical documentation using the Adobe Technical Communication Suite. The partnership allows for training using industry-standard tools that provide a competitive advantage.
For more information, visit the Technical Communication program page.