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Business and Technical Correspondence COMM 2202

Communication Part-time Studies 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 cecomm@bcit.ca to apply for approval to register.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$438.16 - $446.99 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 2202 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 20651

Duration

Fri Apr 22 - Fri Jul 08 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 20651
  • $438.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 22 - Jul 08 N/A N/A Online
Jul 08 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Frances Kirson

Course outline

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Cost

$438.16

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 each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca 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, July 8, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
Status

In Progress

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

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 2202 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32301

Duration

Fri Sep 16 - Fri Dec 02 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32301
  • $446.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 02 N/A N/A Online
Dec 02 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$446.99

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 each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca 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, December 2, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
Status

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. 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/Distance & Online Learning
  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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