Critical Skills for Communications in the Technical Sector

Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Critical Skills for Communications in the Technical Sector

Overview

Cost
$1,200.00
Time Commitment
48 hours
Program duration
4-6 Months
Delivery
Online
Enrolment Period
Mar 1 to Aug 23
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About this Program

The ability to communicate information accurately, succinctly and unambiguously is an essential skill required by employers in a breadth of technical industries. This non-credit UBC micro-credential in technical communication consists of eight courses covering skills essential for employment and career advancement in the science and engineering sectors.

 


Designed for

  • Professionals with a university degree or college diploma in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Individuals seeking professional development (e.g., for a professional association or society).

 


Program Structure and Delivery

This non-credit learning opportunity is delivered fully online through UBCO’s Canvas Catalog, comprised of eight courses.

Each course consists of five to six hours of asynchronous readings, video lectures, exercises, and assignments.

Coursework is assessed as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

 


Courses

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Engaging Technical Presentations
Learn tips and techniques to engage your audiences and keep them with you from beginning to end, and asking for more.

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Grammar and Clarity in Technical Writing
Learn how to use correct English grammar, avoid common errors, and develop ways to make your written words clearer, faster, and more pleasing to read.

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Reviewing Technical Documents
Maximize your team’s ability to be efficient, collaborate effectively and turn out top-quality papers and communications with the techniques taught in this course.

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Team and Client Communications
Make the most of your team and client relationships through effective communications with the practices learned in this course.

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Technical Reporting
Learn techniques to organize and write reports, while adapting your approaches to match your audience.

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Technical Training Documents
Learn strategies to ensure that essential information is actually received by the trainees so that crucial knowledge is top-of-mind when it needs to be.

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Technical Writing Basics and Styles
Enhance your ability to turn out polished and professional technical reports using the techniques taught in this course.

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Winning Technical Proposals
Learn key techniques for developing effective technical proposals in this course.


Credential Awarded

Learners who successfully complete all eight courses in the program will receive:

  • a UBC Okanagan Non-credit Letter of Proficiency.

 


Requirements

Prerequisites

This non-credit learning opportunity has no prerequisites. The content is designed for adult learners; participants must be 18 years or older.

 


Last updated: 2022-03-29 12:16

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