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Course details

​This communication course familiarizes students with the principles of clear, concise writing in a technical environment for specific discourse communities. Students write and edit extensively in this course and are given extensive feedback on their style and tone.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of XCOM 1007 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 49409


Thu Sep 14 - Thu Oct 19 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 49409
  • $336.13
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 19 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. FUTURE SKILLS GRANT: This course is eligible for funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at You will register for the course yourself, and then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment (if eligible). COURSE DELIVERY: Asynchronous online learning. You don't have to log on to the computer at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates. This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. 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 appropriate diction for a specific discourse community.
  • Write concise, well-structured sentences suitable for technical documentation.
  • Write coherent, unified and complete paragraphs suitable for technical documentation.
  • Structure a technical document appropriately for its intended purpose.
  • Participate in the technical documentation process (e.g. interviewing, writing, revising).
  • Evaluate technical documents for appropriate style, tone and fitness of purpose.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Technical Writing (XCOM 1007) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Communication Essentials
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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