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Technical Writing

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

By completing this certificate, you will show future employers and educational institutions that you have a commitment to, and competency with, writing that goes beyond the required college composition courses.

While pursuing the certificate, you will have the opportunity to work in many different genres and forms of writing, including journalism, technical writing, business writing and creative writing. In addition, should you choose, you will have hands-on opportunities to learn technologies that support writing's endeavor to communicate.

Earning Potential

There is a growing demand for technical writers in the Great Lakes Bay Region and job growth has increased by 5% over the past 2 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $57,400 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Technical Writer
  • Editor
  • Project Manager

About Delta's Program

Upon completion of this certificate, you will:

  • produce professional correspondence and documents.
  • demonstrate professional presentation skills.
  • write a researched professional report.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area, with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year, Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Facts & Figures

 Save big

At $112 per credit hour for students living in Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties, Delta College is the most affordable college within 60 miles.

Check mark

In a national survey, 94% of Delta College students said they would recommend Delta to a friend.