The Role of a Technical Communicator in a Biotech Startup

TCC 6320 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Seeks to prepare students to work as technical communicators in a biotech startup company. Describes the general function of the biotech industry and typical activities of a company with specific emphasis on the startup and related tasks of the technical communicator. Class topics and assignments accurately imitate project tasks in the biotech startup. A fictitious biotech company is described during the course. Offers students an opportunity to engage in delivery of technical communication activities vital to this company; to present scientific data, facilitate company visibility, and write sections of fund-raising proposals; to create a project schedule for delivery of assigned tasks using fictitious delivery dates assigned by the course instructor; and to explore various opportunities for the technical communicator in the biotech industry.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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