PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS TECCP-CT Technical Communication

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available through distance delivery

Description
Learn to write and present information that is clear, concise, and audience-focused. This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a technical communications professional.

The program focuses on specialized communication formats including proposal writing, online documentation and technical manuals.

Admission Requirements

You are strongly encouraged to take a writing skills upgrading course before enrolling in this program if your writing skills need improvement

Regular Admission Requirements
  1. Successful completion of Grade 12.
Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

Who Should Enrol?

Consider this program if you like technology, science and writing.

Typically, technical communicators are comfortable in the world of writing and the world of science and technology. They like to figure out how things work and then tell others about what they've learned. They often have a wide variety of interests.

To be a good technical communicator, you should:
  • Like learning new technology 
  • Like explaining things to people 
  • Have a passion for writing 
  • Enjoy editing and redrafting your writing 
  • Be able to work independently and in groups

Program Outline

You must successfully complete seven courses to earn a certificate. You must obtain a minimum grade of C (60%) in all courses.

First Courses of Study:

  • Technical Communication 1 - C/D
  • Editing Plain Language - C/D

Core Courses: (complete all in any order):

  • Project Management Fundamentals - C/D
  • Online Documentation - C/D  New equivalent course Writing for the Web C/D
  • Manual Writing and Design - C/D
  • Proposal Writing - C/D

Elective: (choose one)

  • Training and Development - C/D
  • Graphic Communications 1 - C/D
  • Web site Development - Intro - C/D


Legend:
  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1020Editing Plain Language
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Review and use the rules of grammar, levels of edit and plain English to edit your own writing and the writing of others for content, tone, organization, mechanics and format, especially as these topics apply to technical communication. Covers punctuation, spelling, editing techniques, editor's symbols, online editing and plain English.

COMM-1021Proposal Writing
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Understand the proposal writing process. Discover the requirements for responding to a formal request for proposal. Explore the different types of proposals that organizations submit to obtain business or funding. Understand the value of persuasive writing, audience analysis and documentation standards.

COMM-1138Manual Writing and Design
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Create and design a manual with an emphasis on readability, accessibility and usability. Learn the importance of writing user manuals and discover how a well-written manual can be an asset to companies and to consumers.

COMM-1142Writing for the Web
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Learn how clarity, arrangement and purpose-driven content can make your web writing more authentic and effective.

You will be introduced to sound web writing principles and discussions on how technologies, interfaces, and data are impacted by the choices you make. Exercises, assignments, and case scenarios encourage you to develop skills in captioning photos, incorporating links, writing FAQ pages and more. The projects are designed to help you learn how to organize content, define writing purpose and craft clear messages that will positively impact website visitors and their behaviour.

Prerequisites:
COMM-1243Technical Communication 1
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Learn the principles of technical communication. Develop your skills to research, design and organize documents. Practice your skills using plain language techniques to produce clear, effective writing. Ideal for anyone who writes for business, government or industry.

HUMR-1063Training and Development
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This course is designed to develop your ability to design and implement a training program. You will examine adult learning theories and instructional design models. As you develop your training plan, you will integrate training methods and instructional strategies for optimizing learning.The Distance offer for Training and Development is offered through LEARN.

MUME-1153Graphic Communications 1
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Develop proficiency in basic design skills and your knowledge of design concepts used by the graphic design industry.  Learn and practice basic design concepts and their application, composition, illustration, drawing, publication design and layout plus pre-press production theory.  Students will be introduced to electronic publishing using industry standard software applications.

MUME-1633Web Site Development - Intro
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Explore the fundamentals of web site development, the origins of the Internet, the latest web technologies, communication theory, hypertext markup language (HTML) and project management. Apply the theory and concepts as you learn to build a personal web site proposal in a team environment.

PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit bookstore.rrc.ca.

Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Fall Term - Distance Education
COMM-1020 Editing Plain Languagemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21S. Talon205696$535
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21S. Talon205697$535
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Talon
Section
205696
Cost
$535
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Talon
Section
205697
Cost
$535
MUME-1153 Graphic Communications 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21W. Alejandro-Yarema205706$459
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21W. Alejandro-Yarema205707$459
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
205706
Cost
$459
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
205707
Cost
$459
COMM-1138 Manual Writing and Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21S. Talon205730$539
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21S. Talon205731$539
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Talon
Section
205730
Cost
$539
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Talon
Section
205731
Cost
$539
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21S. Thompson205928$609
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21S. Thompson205929$609
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
205928
Cost
$609
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
205929
Cost
$609
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21M. Kitz205758$539
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21M. Kitz205759$539
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
205758
Cost
$539
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
205759
Cost
$539
HUMR-1063 Training and Developmentmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21S. Woloschuk203777$489
Dec 01, 20 - Mar 31, 21S. Woloschuk203778$489
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Woloschuk
Section
203777
Cost
$489
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Mar 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Woloschuk
Section
203778
Cost
$489
MUME-1633 Web Site Development - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21D. Johnson205766$459
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21D. Johnson205767$459
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
D. Johnson
Section
205766
Cost
$459
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
D. Johnson
Section
205767
Cost
$459
COMM-1142 Writing for the Webmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21P. De Mello Ferreira205770$539
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21P. De Mello Ferreira205771$539
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
P. De Mello Ferreira
Section
205770
Cost
$539
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
P. De Mello Ferreira
Section
205771
Cost
$539

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
COMM-1020 Editing Plain Languagemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207004$535
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207005$535
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207007$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207004
Cost
$535
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207005
Cost
$535
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207007
Cost
$535
MUME-1153 Graphic Communications 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207012$459
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207013$459
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207014$459
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207012
Cost
$459
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207013
Cost
$459
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207014
Cost
$459
COMM-1138 Manual Writing and Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 01, 21 - Mar 31, 21TBA207056$539
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207057$539
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207058$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 01, 21 - Mar 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207056
Cost
$539
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207057
Cost
$539
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207058
Cost
$539
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA206597$609
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA206598$609
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206599$609
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206597
Cost
$609
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206598
Cost
$609
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206599
Cost
$609
COMM-1021 Proposal Writingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207070$559
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207071$559
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207072$559
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207070
Cost
$559
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207071
Cost
$559
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207072
Cost
$559
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207076$539
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207077$539
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207079$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207076
Cost
$539
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207077
Cost
$539
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207079
Cost
$539
HUMR-1063 Training and Developmentmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - May 06, 21TBA206984$489
Feb 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206985$489
Mar 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21TBA206986$489
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - May 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206984
Cost
$489
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206985
Cost
$489
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206986
Cost
$489
MUME-1633 Web Site Development - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207083$459
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207084$459
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207085$459
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207083
Cost
$459
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207084
Cost
$459
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207085
Cost
$459
COMM-1142 Writing for the Webmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207086$539
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207087$539
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207088$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207086
Cost
$539
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207087
Cost
$539
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207088
Cost
$539

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

For more information about technical communication, visit the following websites:

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply to graduate. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates of the program have the following career options:

  • Technical writer
  • Communication specialist

For information on related programs and services, visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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