Diploma in Technical Communication
What is Technical Communication?
Technical Communication or Technical Writing is a profession where the practitioner communicates descriptive or procedural information about a product, process, service or technology to an audience. The audience is sometimes the end user of the product, who utilizes the information given by the technical communicator to understand and use the product. There are many specializations in technical writing, such as structured, medical, bid and proposal writing etc.
What are the job prospects for Technical Communication?
Technical Communication has seen explosive growth in recent decades, with employment demand and salaries showing strong upward growth in spite of global economic trends. The growth prospects for technical communicators are strong, and many jobs are available at present. India faces a serious shortage of Technical Communicators, with only 65% of the demand for qualified Technical Communicators met. Becoming a Technical Communicator will open to doors to exciting new roles in both large and small companies.
Is this course for me?
The Diploma in Technical Communication is aimed at fresh graduates who would like to start a career as a Technical Communicator, or those who are in other professions and would like to become Technical Communicators. This course is also useful for people who are already Technical Communicators, who would like to gain more knowledge of the theory and practice of Technical communication, to excel at their jobs.
Our course curriculum is carefully crafted to take you from being a novice to understanding the requirements of Technical Communication, learning the skills and gaining the knowledge that enables you to perform confidently and effectively in your new role as a Technical Communicator.
What will the course teach me?
The course teaches you the following:
- Writing to inform and instruct (descriptions and procedures)
- Writing to improve comprehension and usability
- Using correct grammar and punctuation
- Using Authoring tools such as Framemaker, RoboHelp, Captivate and Microsoft Word
- XML and markup languages
- Structured publishing methodologies, specifications and methods.
- Bid and proposal writing
- Interview success techniques and resume writing
View the detailed course outline.
The course is offered as a blended learning package, with online and face to face classroom components. Some parts of the course are delivered online so you can learn in the comfort and privacy of your home, while some lectures and lab work are done in the classroom.
Placement services are available to all our students who pass the course and become a Certified Technical Communicator. We provide active placement support to place you in a paid role.
If you are already a Technical Communicator for some time, and would like to gain advanced skills and theoretical knowledge to enable you to advance in your career, please read about our Certified Advanced Technical Communicator course.