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Technical Writing: Definitions, Instructions and Process Descriptions COMM 1009

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. The exact cost will be displayed prior to confirming registration.

Course details

​​This course introduces students to three types of technical writing found singly or in combination in most, if not all, technical documentation: definitions, instructions and process descriptions. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. ​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of COMM 1009 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 33979


Wed Sep 13 - Wed Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33979
  • $529.10
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Wed N/A Online
Sep 20 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Oct 11 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Nov 08 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Nov 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Matthew Rockall

Course outline




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. COURSE DELIVERY: This course is delivered via a combination of asynchronous and synchronous online classes. The synchronous online classes are on Week 1, 2, 5, 9, and 12 (Wednesday), from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The remaining classes will be asynchronous online delivery. On the start date of your class, log into at 6:00 p.m. (not before) to access your course link.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use management strategies to organize and categorize information.
  • Use graphics in different types of technical documentation.
  • Use appropriate diction and tone for technical documentation based on audience assessment.
  • Use a word processing software revision tool to engage in a remote peer-revision process cycle.
  • Write and use formal, operational and expanded definitions.
  • Write process descriptions and procedures for different discourse communities.
  • Communicate collaboratively as an effective member of a team while preparing written group projects.
  • Conduct audience, user, task and topic analyses to support effective documentation.
  • Remotely engage in a text-based online discussion forum with team-members to develop product documentation projects.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

Technical Writing: Definitions, Instructions and Process Descriptions (COMM 1009) 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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