TCN701 - The Technical Communicator

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Subject Title
The Technical Communicator

Subject Description
In this course, you will learn about the role of the technical communicator; the tasks that technical communicators typically perform; and the issues that technical communicators often face. Students will also be introduced to the project life cycle as it applies specifically to developing documentation, and generally to project management. Assignments will include the typical documents a technical communicator may produce, including a Specifications document (maximum 15 pages) for a tangible project.

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

1)  understand the role of the technical communicator;
2)  demonstrate basic project management;
3)  understand the project life cycle;
4)  understand how products/applications can be jointly developed by teams with different skill sets and objectives;
5)  understand where technical documentation fits in a JAD project;
6)  perform audience and task analysis
7)  understand the importance of user and task analysis on documentation decisions
8)  explain the steps in a documentation cycle;
9)  write a specifications document.

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