COMM 2206 - Writing for the Computer Industry
Part-time Studies Course
Clear, well-structured, reader-focused documentation makes software, or any other product, comprehensible and usable. Effective documentation enhances productivity and increases user satisfaction. This course introduces students to information typing and other modular documentation techniques. (3.0 Credits)
Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (
COMP 18501 or COMP 20102 or COMP 23693). Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "C+" or equivalent (refer to www.bcit.ca/admission/upgrading/englishproficiency.shtml); or 2) COMM 00155 score of 70 or better. Cost
Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2013 term.
Thu Apr 25 - Thu Jul 11
Class Meeting Times
Apr 25 - Jul 11
18:30 - 21:30
This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or contact the appropriate
Program Assistant [PDF] to determine when this course will be offered again.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Develop Computer Literacy.
Write with Task Orientation.
Document Software Workflows.
Classify Software Information Types.
Write an example Concept Information Type.
Write an example Task (Procedure) Information Type.
Write an example Reference Information Type.
Identify Microsoft Style Guidelines.
Classify Software User Interfaces.
Describe the Organization of Software Development Teams.
Write for Usability.
Construct and Present a Writing Portfolio.
COMM 2206 is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
Technical Writing Part-time Associate Certificate