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Introductory Communication for Technology Entry COMM 0007

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

As students preparing to enter Technology programs at BCIT, you can look forward to a rewarding but demanding two years of study followed by a prosperous and challenging career. The goal of this course is to prepare you for success at BCIT: to give you the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills you will need to enter a full-time program at BCIT. Technology Entry [TE] students who pass COMM 0007 with at least 70% meet BCIT’s minimum oral language skill requirement. TE students continuing to follow up programs that require higher oral language requirements need to complete appropriate oral language assessments prior to that program’s acceptance.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Writing Skills

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify your reader and purpose before you write.
  • Organize ideas using pre-writing techniques.
  • Use a standard format for letters and memos.
  • Write subject lines for your letters, memos, and emails.
  • Write routine letters and memos.
  • Write in a technical style.
  • Use headings and lists in your documents.
  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  • Write effective, well-organized effective paragraphs.
  • Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
  • Use MS-WORD to write, edit, and revise documents.
  • Prepare a list of questions for instructors and Program Head of your future program for Tech Day.
  • Use your communication skills to complete projects assigned in all your Technology Entry courses.

Speaking Skills

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Participate effectively and confidently in small group discussions and group meetings
  • Effectively obtain information from students, instructors, and Program Head on your future program during Tech Day activities.
  • Exhibit appropriate language choices, including register (level of formality) and tone for academic and workplace situations.
  • Summarize and paraphrase ideas from texts or handouts to the class.
  • Plan, organize, and deliver an effective oral report on a technology-related topic.
  • Express ideas and opinions clearly, coherently, and logically using Standard English and avoiding idioms.
  • Ask for feedback and give effective oral feedback.

Reading and Study Skills

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Effectively use BCIT library facilities for research.
  • Use strategies to manage time effectively.
  • Effectively review your notes, handouts, and texts to prepare for exams.
  • Follow written instructions for classroom activities, assignments, and exams.
  • Research Internet and other sources to prepare oral report.
  • Use your reading and study skills in your BCIT courses.
  • Give tactful written feedback on group oral reports.

Listening Skills:

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Follow oral instructions for classroom activities and assignments.
  • Listen to oral reports of your classmates in order to obtain information, ask questions, and provide written feedback.
  • Listen to lectures in order to take effective notes.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Introductory Communication for Technology Entry (COMM 0007) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technology Entry (TE)
    Credential not offered by BCIT Full-time


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