Careers

Begin your new career as a:

Technical Writer
Documentation Specialist
Information Designer
Web Content Developer
User Experience Consultant
Usability Advisor
Technical Trainer
e-Learning Developer

The one-year Technical Communication Program offers two semesters of full-time study and the opportunity of one semester of full-time work-integrated learning experience.

The program’s integrated curriculum will enable you to

  • Develop the professional writing skills needed to communicate technical information effectively and efficiently
  • Use the software (including FrameMaker and RoboHelp) most frequently required by employers
  • Gain experience meeting the real communication needs of industry

Start the program in September at Seneca’s facility on the York University campus. Graduate the following August with the skills and background that will land you a job and start your career.

Jobs for Technical Communicators

Technical communicators can be found in every kind of organization that relies upon technology to provide services, manufacture products, or facilitate its operations. They work in the financial and aerospace industries, in software and hardware development, and for manufacturers of medical equipment and pharmaceutical products.

They design documentation that meets the information needs of all types of users, from those playing on a personal computer to those operating heavy industrial machinery; from first-time users to the most technically sophisticated professionals. While still producing paper documents, technical communicators are increasingly making use of the new media made possible by electronic and computer technology.

According to the Society for Technical Communication, technical communicators include content developers, documentation specialists, indexers, information architects, information designers, instructional designers, researchers, teachers, technical illustrators, technical writers and editors, translators, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, and Web designers and developers.

Technical Communication Education

Increasingly in North America, technical communicators are individuals who have received training similar to that offered by the Seneca Technical Communication program.

Beginning with our first graduating class in 1998, our students have been remarkably successful in finding positions in the technical communication field, some with substantially more than the average salary of $40,000 for Canadian entry-level positions.

Classes begin every September
Phone (416) 491-5050 ext. 22805 for application information

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