The technical writing profession is continuously evolving as technical writers face the challenges of learning new tools and applying new design concepts for different types of information documents. Take your technical writing skills to the next level, and become an information designer. As an information designer, you’ll be a multi-skilled professional who can analyze user requirements, write meaningful content, design attractive documents, and produce content for a variety of print and digital information.
The Information Design Program prepares you for a career as an information designer. It is designed to provide you with foundation training in the core information design disciplines of writing, graphic design, and human factors design.
This innovative program is flexibly packaged to meet the needs of today’s life-long learner. If you want to take your time, you can take the courses part-time, at your own pace, over 18 months. Or you may choose to follow the suggested course schedules for the five-month accelerated program or the twelve-month program.
Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to pursue an exciting new career in one of these information design disciplines: technical writing, online documentation, online help design, e-learning course design, usability testing, or user interface design.
Depending on the courses and electives you take, the program will cost between $1579 US and $1759 US. You pay for each course on a “pay-as-you-learn” basis (no big upfront cash outlay). Once you have completed all of the required courses, you are issued the certificate.
Choose from one of the following optional courses.