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COMM 2202 - Business and Technical Correspondence

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This communication course teaches business writing skills needed to write many types of business correspondence. It covers claim, bad-news and sales letters, job applications, and the writing of procedures and instructions. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2002 instead of COMM 2202. To make up for a full-time diploma program level 2 COMM course, students must take both COMM 2202 (or COMM 2002) and COMM 2203 (or COMM 2003). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email to apply for approval to register.


Students must have one of the following: 1) a final grade of 70% or better in BCIT level 1 COMM (ie: COMM 1100 or COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 or COMM 1120; or 2) a score of 70 or better in COMM 0015; or 3) an OFFICIAL transfer credit granted for BCIT level 1 or level 2 COMM course with a final grade of 70% or better (refer to





Winter 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2016 term.

CRN 44673

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Mar 18 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 18 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 2202, 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: If this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. This course is offered every term, so you will have the opportunity to take it next term. *(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. *(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, March 18, 2016 from 1830 to 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. Please click on the URL link for important course information: .
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Follow a systematic process in planning and writing memos and letters.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of readers.
  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, and correct.
  • Achieve a positive, persuasive reader-oriented tone in your writing.
  • Use effective planning strategies and organizational patterns for:
    • Requests and replies
    • Claim and adjustment messages
    • 'bad news' messages
    • Persuasive messages and sales letters
    • Definitions, descriptions, instructions and graphics.
  • Prepare a professional resume and application letter.

Related Programs

COMM 2202 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Business Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate
  2. Advanced Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Advanced Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  8. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  9. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  10. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  11. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Fire Executive Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  13. Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Diploma
  14. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  15. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  16. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering Technology
    Part-time   Certificate of Technology
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate


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