COM400 - Advanced Technical Communications

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Subject Title
Advanced Technical Communications

Subject Description
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to write pertinent business and technical documents, as well as the knowledge and skills required to explain and convey data and recommendations made by technical specialists - Subject Matter Experts (SME's). All assignments will be drawn from the field of study.

Credit Status
This is a required full credit course in The Aviation Degree Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand various important current concepts in aviation communications.

2. Apply these concepts in writing assignments and presentations.

3. Demonstrate strong listening skills.

4. Closely observe, evaluate, and improve technical presentation skills.

5. Demonstrate some mastery of (eventual) Crew Resource Management (CRM) skills through effective participation in one or more team presentations.

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