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COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This communication course teaches practical business communication techniques for planning, organizing, selecting, writing, and presenting information in business or industry. It covers routine memos, letters, request and reply letters, and oral presentations. It is equivalent to all full-time diploma program level 1 COMM courses at BCIT. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. BUT, in the case of formal or informal grade appeals or reviews they will be asked to show proof of their English requirements. Students scoring below "C+" in English 12 should take COMM 1106 instead of COMM 1103. Students who wish to confirm their English level are strongly advised to take COMM 0015.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$471.00

Fall 2014

Below are seven offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 31970

Fri Sep 05 - Fri Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
      Online

Instructor

Carly Haddon

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)*REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for 11 sessions and a mandatory "in-person" final exam on the 12th session. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You need to have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you must also have access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(E)* FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), YOU MUST WRITE THE FINAL EXAM AT BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 FROM 1830 TO 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. Please click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201430.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 32300

Fri Sep 05 - Fri Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
      Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)*REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for 11 sessions and a mandatory "in-person" final exam on the 12th session. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You need to have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you must also have access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(E)* FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), YOU MUST WRITE THE FINAL EXAM AT BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 FROM 1830 TO 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. Please click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201430.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 37674

Fri Sep 05 - Fri Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)*REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for 11 sessions and a mandatory "in-person" final exam on the 12th session. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You need to have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you must also have access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(E)* FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), YOU MUST WRITE THE FINAL EXAM AT BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 FROM 1830 TO 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. Please click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201430.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 38483

Fri Sep 05 - Fri Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Online

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)*REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for 11 sessions and a mandatory "in-person" final exam on the 12th session. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You need to have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you must also have access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(E)* FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), YOU MUST WRITE THE FINAL EXAM AT BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 FROM 1830 TO 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. Please click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201430.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 39485

Fri Sep 05 - Fri Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Online

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, please check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)*REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)*REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for 11 sessions and a mandatory "in-person" final exam on the 12th session. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You need to have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you must also have access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(E)* FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), YOU MUST WRITE THE FINAL EXAM AT BCIT BURNABY CAMPUS ON FRIDAY, November 21, 2014 FROM 1830 TO 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. Please click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201430.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 30852

Mon Sep 08 - Mon Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 682

Instructor

Jason Hall

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. **No class on Monday, October 13 (stat holiday)**
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 41513

Mon Sep 08 - Mon Dec 01 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 405

Instructor

Frances Kirson

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$471.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. **No class on Monday, October 13 (stat holiday)**
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Follow a systematic process in planning and writing business and technical documents.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of your readers.
  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, easily readable, and correct.
  • Use a positive, audience-oriented tone in written and oral communication.
  • Make written information more accessible through appropriate use of headings, lists, and white space.
  • Use the most effective strategies and patterns in organizing routine memos, emails, letters and short reports.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation on a work-related topic.

Related Programs

COMM 1103 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Business Essentials
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  3. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Business Management Advanced Placement – Degree/Diploma entry
    Part-time   Diploma of Technology
  5. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  6. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  7. Fire Executive Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  8. Global Business Studies
    Part-time   Certificate
  9. Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  10. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  11. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  13. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  14. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate
  15. Sustainable Event Management
    Full-time   Certificate

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Civil Engineering Technology
    Part-time   Certificate of Technology
  3. Civil Engineering Technology
    Part-time   Intermediate Certificate
  4. Construction Estimating
    Part-time   Certificate
  5. Public Works Supervision
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Energy

  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Custom Business Communications Essential W/ Access Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2013
Binding Packaged & Collated
ISBN 978-1-26937-823-9
Price $107.50
Required

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Custom Business Communications Essential W/ Access Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2013
Binding Packaged & Collated
ISBN 978-1-26937-823-9
Price $107.50
Required

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Custom Business Communications Essential W/ Access Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2013
Binding Packaged & Collated
ISBN 978-1-26937-823-9
Price $107.50
Required

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