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Technical Writing Certificate

Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College
Online - Scheduled Course
July 6, 2021 - October 8, 2021
11 Continuing Education Units
7 Hours per Week
15 Estimated Weeks


Salary scales for Technical Writers range from $79,000-$106,000 in the greater Seattle area (Glassdoor). Employment trends for Technical Writers are expected to grow by 10% over the next 8 years. –US Dept. of Labor

This online Technical Writing Certificate course culminates in the Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College Technical Writing Certificate. The entire certificate course takes 15 weeks to complete at a cost that is substantially less than taking the courses individually. This competency-based program employs a course instructor and is targeted to working professionals with a strong knowledge of written English, who are looking to speed up the certificate process. Topics covered include: Principles of Technical Writing The role of the technical writer The writing process Usability Writing strategies Editing Document design Intro to HTML XML and CSS Job readiness strategies

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

  • A strong command of English grammar and spelling 
  • A basic-to-intermediate knowledge of Microsoft® Word 
Jobs & Careers
Technical Writers
Technical Directors/Managers
Reporters & Correspondents
Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists

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Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College

We at Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College open our doors to more than 32,000 learners each year. In the heart of the Pacific Northwest's tech hub, Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College provides forward looking professional training designed for today’s lifestyles and the future of work. 

Through strong relationships with top tech employers we collaboratively design learning experiences that meet corporate demand. Located in the backyard of Microsoft, ten minutes away from Expedia, Pokeman, and Eddie Bauer headquarters and twenty minutes away from Amazon, Adobe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

There are two things that make the learning experience at Tombolo Institute unique. One, classes are offer hands-on exercises and practice. The second thing is our rock star instructors have real world experience and are industry experts. They actually work in local companies. Therefore, they bring real industry experience into the classroom. This means when you ask a question, you don’t get a theoretical answer. You get an answer that was garnered by hard work and experience. You get a perspective from someone who has implemented solutions in their workplace.


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