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Technical Writing: Definitions, Instructions and Process Descriptions COMM 1009

Communication Course

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

Winter 2023

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

CRN 70660


Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 70660
  • $533.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jan 11 - Mar 29 N/A N/A Online
Jan 25 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Feb 08 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Mar 08 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Mar 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



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. This course uses a blend of asynchronous and synchronous online delivery. You must be able to attend the five synchronous online classes on these dates as scheduled: Wednesday, January 11, February 8, March 9 and 30, from 1830 to 2130. The remaining classes will be asynchronous online delivery. On the start date of your class (not before), log into to access your course link.

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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