In class options might be available for some courses.
*Duration if taking one class per quarter.
UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Technical Communication will provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of Technical Communication. The program is designed and taught by technical communication professionals working in the field and can be completed entirely online.
For detailed information, please enroll in the Writing Program Online Information Session.
The program can be completed online in 18-24 months. Tuition is $295-$595 per course. The courses are asynchronous but not self-paced; you will be required to keep up with weekly assignments. The average student spends three hours online and six hours offline per course each week. Please preview our e-learning system here.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
See Certificate FAQs for more information.
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You must have native-level fluency with English and must write clear, logical, and grammatically correct sentences. You will need a computer, a high-speed internet connection, MS Word, PowerPoint, and proficiency with all of the above. Students should be prepared to send and receive email regularly, navigate the web, and manage files on a computer.
Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program.
Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.
Current UCSD students may be considered for admission depending on their academic and career focus and educational performance.
Associate Director of Writing
Sixth College, UCSD
Manual Labour Documentation Services
Adept Writing Services
Technical Publications Manager
Tyco Video Systems Division
Director of Operations
Technical Standards, Inc
There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program
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