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Documentation Project Management COMM 1013

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course introduces students to the diverse aspects of managing documentation projects. It teaches the planning skills necessary to develop document outlines, budgets, and schedules, and how to combine this information into document plans, proposals, and contracts. It introduces the project execution skills needed at each stage of the documentation process, and teaches how to track and report project progress. It addresses issues surrounding multi-person documentation teams, such as managing personnel, dividing and delegating work, and establishing effective writing and editing processes. This course also teaches global management skills, including document control, copyright, meetings and presentations. NOTE: This is not a writing course.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMM 1013 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 71795


Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 71795
  • Domestic fees $556.90
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. COURSE DELIVERY: Synchronous online learning. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. On the start date of your class (not before), log into at 6:30 p.m. to access your course link. STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, February 19.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand product development and document production cycles.
  • Develop document outlines, establish budgets, and create schedules.
  • Prepare document plans, proposals and contracts.
  • Establish an effective administrative structure.
  • Establish document control processes.
  • Establish document templates.
  • Divide and delegate work.
  • Establish and execute multi-person writing and editing processes.
  • Manage personnel.
  • Collect technical information from diverse sources.
  • Manage the documentation process (writing, illustrating, editing, formatting, reviews, translation, publishing, and distribution).
  • Manage copyright issues.
  • Conduct effective meetings and presentations.
  • Track and report project progress.
  • Generate invoices.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Documentation Project Management (COMM 1013) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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