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Business and Technical Reports COMM 2203

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 the business writing skills needed to produce effective business and technical reports: inspection, trip, incident, and progress reports, proposals, feasibility studies, formal reports, oral reports, summaries and graphics. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2003 instead of COMM 2203. 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

Winter 2024

Below are three offerings of COMM 2203 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 10726

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 10726
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 N/A N/A Online
Mar 23 Sat 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

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. *(A)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Saturday, March 23, 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.

CRN 44674

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44674
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 N/A N/A Online
Mar 23 Sat 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

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. *(A)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Saturday, March 23, 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.

CRN 46056

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46056
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 N/A N/A Online
Mar 23 Sat 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

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. *(A)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Saturday, March 23, 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.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of COMM 2203 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 28055

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 28055
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Jun 21 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Distance
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. 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 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, June 21, 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 25496

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 25496
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Jun 21 Fri 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. 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 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, June 21, 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

Full

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

CRN 26255

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 26255
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Jun 21 Fri 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. 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 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, June 21, 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

Full

This course offering is 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:

  • Plan and write business/technical reports that meet professional standards of organization, style, and presentation.
  • Use an appropriate and correct writing style.
  • Plan and write reports that effectively present information.
  • Identify and analyze problems.
  • Propose and evaluate solutions.
  • Use the most effective organizational pattern for various types of informational and analytical reports.
  • Make correct and effective use of graphics and illustrations in reports.
  • Write a persuasive proposal.
  • Follow appropriate conventions in preparing and packaging a formal report.
  • Prepare and deliver an informative and persuasive oral report.
  • 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 Reports (COMM 2203) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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  5. Business Administration (Management Option)
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  6. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
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  7. Business Fundamentals
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  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. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Certificate Part-time
  13. Marketing Management
    Certificate Part-time
  14. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  15. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  16. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  17. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  18. Quality and Process Management
    Certificate Part-time

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