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Business and Technical Correspondence COMM 2202

Communication Course

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.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMM 2202 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 44673


Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44673
  • $446.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students who have achieved a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. *(A)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2002. COMM 2002 IS FULLY EQUIVALENT TO COMM 2202. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits towards your program to replace COMM 2202. *(B)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DELIVERY: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete on your own each week (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. On the start date of your class (not before), log into to access your course link. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, March 31, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, 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.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Business and Technical Correspondence (COMM 2202) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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