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Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication - Glendon Print

The School of Translation offers a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication.

This program will provide (1) an understanding of how the English language works to convey meanings of different kinds and to respond to different needs; (2) an ability to write effectively and revise the writing of others in a professional and technical setting and; (3) the skills to work as a technical and professional writer and act as a language consultant.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must a) be enrolled in the third year of a degree program at York University in a relevant discipline; or b) have completed a university degree in a related discipline; or c) have recent work experience in an administrative or a technical field which requires writing.

Program Requirements

The following 18 credits are required:

  • 12 credits in professional writing and documentation as follows:
  • GL/TRAN 3310 3.00,
  • GL/TRAN 4310 3.00,
  • GL/TRAN 4320 3.00,
  • GL/TRAN 4330 3.00;
  • six credits from the following courses in information technology: ITEC 2915 3.00 and ITEC 2925 3.00 or ITEC 1010 3.00 and ITEC 1011 3.00 or the equivalent as approved by the program coordinator or six credits in computer science.

In order to receive the certificate, students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in each course.

In addition to the course requirements, there is a final comprehensive examination.

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