"I feel more confident as a tech writer and am proud to have a certificate from a renowned institution."

Sreevani Sreejith

Professional Sequence in Technical Communication

Rapidly expanding software, hardware, consumer electronics, biopharmaceutical and financial services industries have increased the demand for technical communicators and editors in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


There are no formal prerequisites for the Professional Sequence in Technical Communication. However, it is recommended that students have good editing skills and attention to detail.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 4 required courses for a total of 8 semester units (120 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average, with a grade of C or better (no C– grades) in each course. All coursework must be completed within three years. It will take a minimum of one year to complete.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Professional Sequence in Technical Communication, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to extension-letters@berkeley.edu or call (510) 643-1110. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved (usually within two to three weeks), your Award of Completion will be mailed to you.