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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Leverage writing to convey compelling ideas that inspire action and progress.

Communication is key to progress, idea dissemination, innovation and collaboration. With your online graduate certificate in professional writing, you’ll enhance your existing credentials with powerful, empowering writing techniques.

Through UCF Online’s professional writing certificate, you’ll explore the written word as a means of persuasion, instruction and entertainment. With coursework that covers topics such as proposal writing, technical writing, digital literacies, persuasive writing, linguistics and more, you’ll be well-positioned to advance in your workplace or step into a new field.

This technical writing certification is a flexible, five-course sequence that can be completed entirely online. This makes the program ideal for busy professionals who want to deepen their critical thinking and composition skills. Get started today to earn your certificate.

Female copywriter writing a document.

Application Deadlines

November 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Rhetorical Theory

Explore an overview of theory and history of classical and modern rhetorical theory and rhetorical instruction.

A study of the strategies for editing the prose, design, and illustrations of print and online technical documents.

A study of the major document designs for professionals in business, focusing on audience, purpose, style, arrangements, and content.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Create copy and artifacts for a multitude platforms, documents, and professional settings.
  • Incorporate ethical approaches into written documents.
  • Improve communication skills vital to advancing in the workplace.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • blogger
  • copywriter
  • editor
  • editor assistant
  • freelance content writer
  • proofreader
  • technical writer