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COMM 2206 - Writing for the Computer Industry

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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)

Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP) and introductory Technical Writing courses. Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "C+" or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$552.15

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 55070

Tue Apr 13 - Tue Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course Outline

Cost

$552.15

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.

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

COMM 2206 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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