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Business and Technical Reports COMM 2203

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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 - $478.31 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

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

CRN 69575

Duration

Fri Jun 28 - Fri Aug 16 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 69575
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 28 - Aug 16 N/A N/A Online
Aug 16 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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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. 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)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, August 16, 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 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
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

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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

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 26255

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 26255
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
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

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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

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 28055

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 28055
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
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

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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

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 28235

Duration

Fri Jun 28 - Fri Aug 16 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 28235
  • Domestic fees $468.74
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 28 - Aug 16 N/A N/A Online
Aug 16 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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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. 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)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, August 16, 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.

Fall 2024

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

CRN 30854

Duration

Fri Sep 06 - Fri Nov 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 30854
  • Domestic fees $478.31
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 22 N/A N/A Online
Nov 22 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$478.31

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: This course is right for you if you have a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you should instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2203 is 100% equivalent to COMM 2003; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003 to fulfill your program's requirement. If you take COMM 2003, you don’t need to take COMM 2203. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: Course hours are 100% online asynchronous with weekly deliverables and a fixed course-end date. You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates (except for the final exam). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 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

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Fri May 24, 2024 at 7:29 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 32302

Duration

Fri Sep 06 - Fri Nov 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32302
  • Domestic fees $478.31
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 22 N/A N/A Online
Nov 22 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$478.31

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: This course is right for you if you have a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you should instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2203 is 100% equivalent to COMM 2003; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003 to fulfill your program's requirement. If you take COMM 2003, you don’t need to take COMM 2203. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: Course hours are 100% online asynchronous with weekly deliverables and a fixed course-end date. You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates (except for the final exam). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 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

Seats Available

5 seats remaining as of Fri May 24, 2024 at 7:29 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 32330

Duration

Fri Sep 06 - Fri Nov 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32330
  • Domestic fees $478.31
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 22 N/A N/A Online
Nov 22 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$478.31

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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: This course is right for you if you have a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you should instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2203 is 100% equivalent to COMM 2003; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003 to fulfill your program's requirement. If you take COMM 2003, you don’t need to take COMM 2203. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: Course hours are 100% online asynchronous with weekly deliverables and a fixed course-end date. You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates (except for the final exam). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 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

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

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