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Business and Technical Correspondence COMM 2202

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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 cecomm@bcit.ca to apply for approval to register.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$468.74

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of COMM 2202 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 28054

Duration

Sat Jun 29 - Sat Aug 17 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 28054
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 29 - Aug 17 N/A N/A Online
Aug 17 Sat 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$468.74

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. COURSE DELIVERY: This is an 8-week intensive and accelerated asynchronous online course. You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates (except for the final exam). This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*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. COMM 2002 and COMM 2202 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2202. No further action is required on your part. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Saturday, August 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. is mandatory.
Status

CRN 20651

Duration

Sat Apr 06 - Sat Jun 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 20651
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 N/A N/A Online
Jun 22 Sat 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Laurie Izgerean

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$468.74

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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. COMM 2002 and COMM 2202 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2202. No further action is required on your part. *(A)*COURSE DELIVERY: Asynchronous online learning. You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates (except for the final exam). This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(B)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. is mandatory.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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

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

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time

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