Category Archives: Tech Comm

Benefits of the Technical Communication Graduate Certificate

Upon graduation, each student leaves the department with a personal portfolio of work completed during their time at TECC program. This portfolio is a proof of practical and academic skills to show off to future potential employers. Many companies and … Continue reading

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Focus on User not System

Technical communicators are often involved in the design of interfaces and technical systems. This is because we always have a strong user focus. In order for technology to do the job we want it to do, it must be designed … Continue reading

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Seneca Becomes CPTC Accredited Training Organization

Seneca College has been approved as the first Accredited Training Organization for Certified Professional Technical Communicators (CPTC). We can now offer Foundation level training and preparation for the certification exam to students, alumni, and working professionals. We provide an attractive … Continue reading

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Grads Go Back to School

This report from the Globe and Mail on students who go to college after university graduation highlights the advantages practical training and a co-operative work experience give you when you’re looking for a job. A graduate certificate, like that awarded … Continue reading

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Got Problems? Get Tech Comm!

Website problems of Healthcare.gov could have been greatly reduced with technical communicators on the job Like most Chief Executives, President Barack Obama could have saved himself a  whole lot of trouble if he had hired a technical communicator. Healthcare.gov became … Continue reading

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Interested in Technical Communication?

If you’re looking for more information about technical communication, or as it is also known technical writing, you can search for related items or rely on an aggregator like Alltop. Gathering information about the profession will lead you to a … Continue reading

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Tech Comm Can Be Full of Surprises!

Here’s a note we just got from one of our excellent tech comm grads, Ellen Fleischer: Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m working in my field. After all, that was my goal when I went into tech comm. However, … Continue reading

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New Program Co-ordinator

After four years as co-ordinator of the Technical Communication program, Beth Agnew is handing over this responsibility to Anna Parker-Richards. “It’s a great opportunity to get someone new involved in the Program,” says Professor Agnew. “Anna has been a strong … Continue reading

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First Certified Professional Technical Communicator

Professor Beth Agnew, Seneca College, has become one of the first in the world to receive the new Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC)™ designation from the Society for Technical Communication. “It’s a great step forward for our profession,” says Agnew. … Continue reading

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Awards from STC Toronto AGM

Seneca College’s Technical Communication Program was acknowledged with a Silver Sponsorship award for providing support to the 2010 Career Day event held by the Toronto community of the STC. In addition, we were delighted to see one of our grads, … Continue reading

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Employing not Exploiting Students

I’ve recently had another request from a company with a tight budget to engage some of our students on a worthwhile project. I’m very keen on helping students get involved in real world projects while they are still studying. There … Continue reading

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The Website Triad

Who is the first person you call when you need a website? It should be a technical communicator. Often described as a web content developer or web writer, a technical communicator with knowledge of the important disciplines of web usability … Continue reading

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