Technical Writing I

14 weeks Course


This first level communications course develops students' basic communication skills in business and technical writing, as well as in speaking and oral presentation required for successful employment in specific fields. Students will compose messages that inquire, inform, describe, and instruct and will be introduced to the role that technical report writing has in promoting effective, efficient work and in enhancing career success. In this course, students will be introduced to report writing as a means of improving communication within the organizational structure. Students will learn that workers must present technical and field-related information to the organization and to the customer in an effective and timely manner. Students will create written reports and present these orally to others.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.