Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 259 - Organization and Development of Technical Documents

For students in or preparing for careers that require preparation, editing, or production of technical documents of significant length. Students examine the roles and functions of managers, reviewers, editors, and writers throughout the document development cycle and study tools and techniques appropriate to each role. By studying relationships among functions, tools, and techniques, students will be able to assess and recommend procedures and policies for developing documents in the workplace. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 103  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly EN 240.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Produce a document of substantial length.
  • Conduct a needs assessment for a document.
  • Identify different roles participants play in producing a document.
  • Identify trends in technical communication.
  • List writing standards for successful technical documents.
  • List design standards for successful technical documents.
  • Budget, schedule, and track the production of a technical document.

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