TCN705 - Information Technology

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Subject Title
Information Technology

Subject Description
Students explore the issues and trends in technology that affect technical communicators and which form the environment in which they work.  Students will become familiar with the tools and technology they will use as working technical communicators.

Credit Status
One Technical Communication credit

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

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate the ability to:

1)    Define technology concepts and understand their meanings
2)    Explain how technology affects them in the workplace
3)    Explain fundamental concepts of computer hardware, software, programming, and operating systems
4)    Learn new software applications and use electronic media
5)    Understand networks, communications, and information systems
6)    Create text in various formats, including MS Word and ASCII
7)    Create a PDF format document
8)    Create web log entries for the course blog
9)    Create discussion forum posts (TCN701, TCN707)
10)  Create wiki entries
11)  Create multimedia information objects
12)  Capture screen shots and place them in documents
13)  Manipulate graphics for inclusion in documents
14)  Install and use portable applications
15)  Install and use a content management system
16)  Use the internet for research
17)  Use a knowledge management system

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.