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Technical Communication

Tuition fee CA$16,254 per program

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$15,022), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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This one-year graduate certificate program offers practical experience for a career in technical, scientific, and computer-related communication. Today’s technical communicators are professionals who create technical content, develop user assistance, design websites, design and deliver corporate training, explain computers and technology to users, create multimedia materials, and develop support systems for consumer products.

You will learn technical writing and editing, graphic and web design, user experience, content strategy, and instructional design. Courses cover the skills necessary to adapt to emerging technologies and launch your career as a professional immediately upon completing the program. You will gain hands-on experience through optional work placement under an employer committed to helping you meet your learning goals.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Design
  • Research
  • Edit
  • Produce technical documents

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Technical writer
  • Information developer
  • Technical editor
  • Web content editor
  • Documentation specialist
  • Usability specialist
  • Web designer
  • Content strategist
  • User experience (UX) writer
  • Technical trainer
  • Instructional designer
  • Communications specialist
  • Information designer
Apply Now! May 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! May 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States