BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADMN-190 - Technical Communications I - 3.00 Credits

ADMN-190 - Technical Communications I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of written communication for the professional situation. Upon completion students will be able to properly compose internal and external written communication in various administrative formats including memos, policy directives, letters, summary papers and media releases. This is a practical course involving a substantial number of word-processed written assignments and oral presentations.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Executive Assistant Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • write various kinds of memos and letters;

  • make effective oral presentations;

  • prepare a job package (resume and cover letter);

  • plan, write and revise essays and reports; and

  • write a summary.
  • Text and Materials: 1. Markel, Michael H. Technical Writing: Situations and Strategies. Scarborough: Nelson Canada, 1994.
    Other Resources: A current English Dictionary
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 2000.