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Learning Units (Hours)
Russell W. Faust, PE
This course is designed to reinforce the main ideas and techniques that are needed to produce technical reports which can be read, and used, by a wide audience. Whatever the subject, this course is predicated on the belief that technical reports need not be deadly dull, poorly organized, or uninviting to the reader. More than that, the author also believes that anyone can create a well-written, interesting report through the thoughtful application of the principles presented in this course. The key aspects of technical report writing include designing your report effectively; identifying your primary and secondary audiences and their needs; writing clear, concise purpose statements; organizing for easy reading; illustrating to save time and space; using computer aids for report production; and integrating CAD, graphics, desktop publishing, web based sources for additional impact. This course also includes a quiz, useful tips, tricks and techniques for improving your writing skills.
* This course is acceptable to all the state PE boards except the New York State PE & PLS Board.
* If you are a registered professional land surveyor in Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas or Vermont, you need to take the approved courses for that specific state under the course category "Surveying & Mapping".
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.
AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.