Technical Communication Certificate

Career Certificate

Communicate with impact

Develop in-demand job skills

Become a skilled technical communicator in just two semesters with this 32-hour certificate from the College of Lake County. This affordable credential helps you upgrade your writing skills and prepares you for a successful career in a wide variety of industries.

Our unique approach to technical communication merges writing, digital media, and design skills so you are prepared to create clear, engaging, and informative content across a variety of channels—print, web, social media platforms, and more.

What can you do with a certificate in Technical Communication?

The certificate in technical communication prepares you to start work or continue your education in communication, media, business, marketing, healthcare or related fields. Work as an information architect, proposal writer, website writer and more! U.S. News & World Report recently ranked technical writing as one of the Best Creative & Media jobs.


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  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

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Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Technical Communication at CLC

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