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Writing for the Computer Industry COMM 2206

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$572.05 - $583.69 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMM 2206 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 55070

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 55070
  • Domestic fees $572.05
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$572.05

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. COMM 2206 is currently offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall terms. 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 learn.bcit.ca at 6:30 p.m. to access your course link.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of COMM 2206 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 33983

Duration

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33983
  • Domestic fees $583.69
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$583.69

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. COMM 2206 is currently offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall terms. 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 learn.bcit.ca at 6:30 p.m. to access your course link.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Writing for the Computer Industry (COMM 2206) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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