STC offers multiple online courses where participants can earn a certificate of successful completion. These courses let you explore a subject in depth over the course of several weeks. In addition to the practical work skills that you will develop, participating in a certificate program provides you with a unique, live opportunity to learn directly from an instructor and to also exchange ideas and tools virtually with the other participants in the program. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Participants must log on for the live sessions and complete required assignments to earn the certificate. If your schedule does not permit you to attend the live sessions in a course, reconsider registering; participation is key to success in any course. While scheduling conflicts may unexpectedly arise, you should plan to participate in each weekly session. If you are at all unclear about a course’s requirements, email us and we will get you in touch with the instructor so there is no confusion! We want you to completely understand the course expectations so that you get the most out of your investment.
  • To participate in an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities. In addition, some courses require the use of Moodle, STC's course management site. If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.

For questions about registration and payment, please contact Deborah Repasy. For general inquiries or if you are interested in presenting an online course with STC, please contact Kimberly Kelly

Note: Online registration closes two business days before the first class in each course. Cost is transferable to another online course but is not refundable.

Technical Communication in the Business Environment

Sharon Burton, Anthrobytes Consulting

28 April-2 June 2015
Tuesdays
1:00-2:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

This course is for people who develop technical communication in a B2B or B2C environment. Learn how technical content impacts and affects many areas of the business, some visible and some invisible. Understand how clear communication about products impacts the business as a whole.

If you’ve ever felt like technical communication is important but didn’t know how to articulate it, join this course to understand how and why technical communication impacts multiple groups and the bottom line.

eBook Creation Workshop

Toni Ressaire, Publisher, Route 11 Publications

20 May-10 June 2015
Wednesdays
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

In this course, learn how to format and convert your documents into the EPUB format used on the iPad, Nook, iPhone, Kobo, tablets, and other electronic reading devices and the MOBI format used on Kindle. The presenter will discuss eBook design considerations and present step-by-step tutorials for conversion and verification. The presenter will be available during and outside of course time for questions and for trouble-shooting assignments. Participants will have access to a forum for sharing and helping one another with assignments.

TechComm 101

Leah Guren, Owner/Operator, Cow TC

16 July-27 August 2015
Thursdays
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Technical communication is an exciting and challenging career that offers unlimited opportunity for professional development. But to succeed, it's not enough to learn a desktop publishing or Help Authoring Tool—you need to master the analysis process. This is a thinking person's dream career!

TechComm 101 is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication. It covers key theory that you can immediately apply to your work, as well as giving you the skills you need to continue to learn and grow.

Each element of theory is presented with hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and plenty of discussion. The course is sure to leave you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared to get started in the field.