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Introduction to Business and Technical Communication COMM 1103

Communication Course

Course details

This communication course teaches practical business communication techniques for planning, organizing, selecting, writing, and presenting information in business or industry. It covers routine memos, letters, request and reply letters, and oral presentations. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. BUT, in the case of formal or informal grade appeals or reviews they will be asked to show proof of their English requirements. Students scoring below "C+" in English 12 should take COMM 1106 instead of COMM 1103. Students who wish to confirm their English level are strongly advised to take COMM 0015.

Prerequisite(s)

  • English Studies 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (ie: COMM 0015 "70+" or IELTS Academic 6.5, etc.)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$492.15 - $518.04 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are six offerings of COMM 1103 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 10721

Duration

Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 10721
  • $518.04
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 470
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$518.04

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. *(A)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(B)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
Status

CRN 49887

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49887
  • $492.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.15

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. *(A)*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). 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 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. *(C)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(D)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Sat December 3, 2022 at 11:00 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 84665

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 84665
  • $492.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.15

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. *(A)*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). 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 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. *(C)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(D)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
Status

Seats Available

3 seats remaining as of Sat December 3, 2022 at 11:00 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 41818

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41818
  • $492.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.15

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. *(A)*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). 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 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. *(C)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(D)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
Status

Full

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

CRN 44672

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44672
  • $492.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.15

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. *(A)*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). 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 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. *(C)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(D)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
Status

Full

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

CRN 73416

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 73416
  • $492.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online
Mar 31 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$492.15

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. *(A)*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). 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 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. *(C)*RECOMMENDED FOR SUCCESS: If you do not have English 12 (67%+) or IELTS 6.5+ but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. COMM 1103 and COMM 1106 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. Upon successful completion of COMM 1106, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 1103. No further action is required on your part. *(D)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 1106.
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:

  • Follow a systematic process in planning and writing business and technical documents.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of your readers.
  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, easily readable, and correct.
  • Use a positive, audience-oriented tone in written and oral communication.
  • Make written information more accessible through appropriate use of headings, lists, and white space.
  • Use the most effective strategies and patterns in organizing routine memos, emails, letters and short reports.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation on a work-related topic.
  • 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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