Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Technical Documentation

TCM 22200 / 1 Cr.

This integrated technical communication course introduces foundational skills for creating effective technical documentation.


By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Analyze documentation conventions
  • Analyze audience, purpose, and contextual needs
  • Write clear and helpful comments in code
  • Clearly describe program structures and code
  • Adapt content for different documentation purposes and audiences
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Analyze and use appropriate tools for the context and audience of the documentation
  • Analyze ethical issues and considerations in technical documentation contexts
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)

1-Core Communication Skills

2-Critical Thinking