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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

UPI Study, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

English 120: Advanced Technical Writing

Course Category: 

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the impact of technical communication; tailor technical messages; navigate ethical and legal frameworks; enhance research skills; design user-friendly technical documents; produce accessible technical content; and develop technical documents that are not only rich in information but also designed with the user's experience in mind, ensuring ease of navigation, readability, and effective communication of complex concepts.


The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, assignments and a proctored final exam. Major topics include:  Essentials of Technical Writing; Strategies for Prewriting in Technical Documents; Crafting Technical Documents; Mastery in Technical Editing and Rewriting; Focused User-Centric Technical Writing; Effective Technical Instruction Writing; Comprehensive Manual Writing Techniques; Development of Informal Technical Reports; Composition of Formal Technical Reports; Crafting Business Reports and Proposals; Strategic Approaches to Proposal Writing; Advanced Techniques in Technical Correspondence; Business Correspondence in Technical Writing; Mastering Resumes and Cover Letters.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Technical Writing, Business, Communications or Applied Learning (1/24).