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ITCC231 - Introduction to Information Technology Writing

Course Details

Course Code: ITCC231 Course ID: 2626 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides a writing foundation necessary for an IT professional to identify and respond to communication needs within the IT environment, so that the professional can produce clear, concise, and appropriate IT documentation for peers and supervisors, with the ultimate goal of increasing organizational standardization and efficiency.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Identify the key formats/purpose of IT documents on first reading of document.
  2. Explain the appropriateness of a document for particular writing/research goals.
  3. Interpret requirements and appropriate project documentation needs.
  4. Audit supporting documentation before composing an IT document.
  5. Explain IT document scope to others, justifying scope or compromising scope to supervisor feedback.
  6. Compose clear, concise, well-structured sentences and paragraphs in unambiguous, precise language IT document.
  7. Provide peer feedback to an IT document on reconstructing the document if it is concluded that re-organization is necessary.
  8. Compose a final draft of a significant, clear, concise, and useful IT document.
NameGrade %
Forums 35.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.38 %
Week 2 Forum 4.38 %
Week 3 Forum 4.38 %
Week 4 Forum 4.38 %
Week 5 Forum 4.38 %
Week 6 Forum 4.38 %
Week 7 Forum 4.38 %
Week 8 Forum 4.38 %
Topic 5.00 %
Assignment 1: WK 2 Technical Topic 5.00 %
Outline 5.00 %
Assignment 2: WK 3 Paper Outline 5.00 %
Midterm Project 15.00 %
Assignment 3: WK 4 Midterm Project 15.00 %
Rough Draft 10.00 %
Assignment 4: WK 5 Rough Draft 10.00 %
Index 5.00 %
Assignment 5: WK 6 Index 5.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Assignment 6: WK 8 Final Project 25.00 %

Additional references are found in the Lessons area of the classroom, embedded in the weekly lessons.

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing - E-book available in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:9781937434038
Author:Van Laan
Unit Cost:$24.21

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.