1. Technical Skills for Professional Communicators
2. Managing Writing Projects
3. Introduction to Writing Technical Manuals
4. Writing a Technical Manual
5. Basic Manual Production
Successful students will use MS Word to
This course will use a combination of teaching methods, including lecture, demonstration, group discussion, analysis of samples, and in-class and home exercises and projects. The emphasis will be on learning by analysis reinforced with hands-on practice wherever possible. Students will be required to prepare, write, and produce all, or portions of, a technical manual during the course. Students will be required to work collaboratively on selected assignments.
Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, ability to meet deadlines, presentation skills, and accurate self-evaluation.
Evaluation will be based on this general format:
|Short assignments (4 to 6)||60%|
|Professionalism/participation (as defined above)||10%|
Students who successfully complete this course will
Coursepack of required readings from professional association journals
Acceptance into the Post-Degree Diploma in Professional Communication
or a minimum of 45 credit hours including a university-transfer course in English, Communications, or Creative Writing with a grade of B or higher
or permission of the Professional Communication coordinator
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CMNS 3XX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CMNS 3XXX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV ENGL 301 (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HUMN 3XX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|