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ACCG 6410

Taxation

School School of Business + Media
Program Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting
Course Credits 4
Minimum Passing Grade 60%
Start Date September 07, 2021
End Date December 14, 2021
Total Hours 60
Total Weeks 15
Hours/Weeks 4
Delivery Type Other
Pre-requisites ACCG 5110 Financial Accounting or FMGT 1100/1105 Introductory Accounting 1 (with final grade of 60% or greater) and FMGT 2100/2105 Introductory Accounting 2 (with a final grade of 60% or greater).
CRN 48321

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Hala Rawji
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location SE6 338
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to give reliable advice to individual and corporate clients on tax compliance and tax planning issues. To be able to do this, the student must learn the basic tax rules that govern personal and business transactions, and how to do research in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources in order to verify the accuracy of their advice. The topics covered will expose the student to these basic rules, as they apply to individuals, corporations, and trusts, and will train the student to find and interpret these rules in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources. The coverage of topics will be aimed to achieve competence at a level that will enable students to demonstrate knowledge, analyze problems, and draw logical conclusions in routine situations that have low to moderate complexity. This course qualifies as a prerequisite for entrance into the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Research and interpret applicable tax rules in the Income Tax Act and other authoritative sources.
  • Identify tax compliance issues and recommend appropriate courses of action
  • Outline appropriate tax treatment for employment, business, property and other income as well as capital gains and losses
  • Recommend tax planning strategies appropriate to individual and corporate taxpayers
  • Calculate individual and corporate net income for tax purposes, taxable income, and taxes payable.
  • Assess GST/HST compliance for both individuals and corporations

Learning Resources

  1. Byrd & Chen Canadian Tax Principles, 2021-2022 Edition, Volumes I and II + Study Guide with MyLab/Etext
    • ISBN: 9780137457601
    • The BCIT Bookstore sells this as a package set. The Study Guide contains solutions to the Self-Study Problems posted in Learning Hub. Check each week's To Do list to see suggested self-study problems to aid your learning of course content.
    • Students are not required to bring this textbook to classes.
  2. Practitioner's Income Tax Act - 2021 - 60th Edition, Editor: David M. Sherman
    • ISBN: 9781731982902
    • Students must have this version of the Income Tax Act (ITA)
    • Students are required to bring the ITA to all exams!
  3. A non-programmable calculator (BAII Plus is acceptable) is required for this course. Students are required to bring their calculators to all classes and tests!
  4. Students must use the Course Schedule and check BCIT Learning Hub (D2L) regularly in order to stay up-to-date. Students can log into D2L using learn.bcit.ca
  5. Students in this course will receive materials supplemental to the textbook (e.g. lecture slides/recordings, lab/practice questions and solutions etc.). These materials are property of the instructor and may not be distributed without the instructor's express consent. Students are forbidden from sharing any of these materials and they are not to be posted online or otherwise.
  6. Students looking for additional help in any of their courses are encouraged to use peer tutoring as a learning resource. Please visit https://www.bcit.ca/learning-commons/peer-tutoring/ for more information.

Course Goals

Students can achieve a deep level of understanding of course topics by ensuring the following:

-Learning how to read and use the Income Tax Act.

-Focusing on understanding the material rather than memorizing it.

-Attempting as many practice questions as possible, identifying areas for improvement, and working to fix your mistakes as you progress.

-Being highly organized and developing good time management skills.

-Practice questions should be attempted before looking at solutions.

-Communication is key - students should aim to constantly improve communication and clear, concise and neat presentation in all responses.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
D2L Quizzes 15Taken during class time, see Learning Hub for details
Tax Assignment 5Group project due Sun. Nov. 21st at 11:30pm
Midterm Exam 406:00pm, 3 hours in length, in-person, Tue. Oct. 19th; SW1-2016
Final Exam (6:00pm)406:00pm, 3 hours in length, in-person, Tue. Dec. 14th; SW1-2016
Total100

Students are responsible for keeping up-to-date with Learning Hub communications in order to ensure they meet specific deadlines accordingly.

All tests are to be taken individually, without the help of any other individual. Consulting with another individual during a test is considered to be Academic Misconduct.

All responses to exam questions must be created by the individual student during exam time (no copy and paste allowed from other sources), and must be a unique and original response formulated by the student. Seeking out answers to specific exam questions is strictly prohibited.

Attendance Requirements

Students must be available between 6pm and 10pm every Tuesday night for live class components (including Quizzes and Exams, drop-in Office Hours and/or Live Tutorials).

There may be mandatory live components in this course, for which attendance is required by all students. Attendance will be monitored for these mandatory components. Students will be informed if a live session is mandatory through Learning Hub. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

All Quizzes and Exams are mandatory, and must be taken at a specific time as instructed. Students who miss a test without an excused absence will receive a 0% on the test.

Drop-in Office Hours are not considered to be mandatory, and are available for students who have specific questions about course materials.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate (https://www.bcit.ca/files/healthservices/pdf/studentmedicalcertificate.pdf). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations: https://www.bcit.ca/files/pdf/policies/5101.pdf. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available here: https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.

Students attending live sessions via Zoom are requested to do the following:

  • Arrive on time and come prepared.
  • Turn on your camera and be ready to speak if needed.
  • Use full (first and last) name to identify yourself.
    • Students who go by a different name from their registered BCIT name are asked to use the following naming convention: Nickname (BCITName) Lastname.
    • e.g. Bxozc Matthews, who uses the Nickname Bo, would identify himself on Zoom as Bo (Bxozc) Matthews.
  • Be prepared to share your work and participate in class.

Our goal is to replicate a face-to-face learning environment even when communicating online. Students who attend live (synchronous) tutorials are therefore expected to not only be physically present, but mentally present as well. Disciplinary action (including being asked to leave class, or being placed on a performance contract for repeat offenses) may be taken for any of (but not limited to) the following reasons:

-Arriving late to/leaving early from class.

-Arriving to class unprepared and/or not responding when called upon.

-Being distracted or creating a distraction for other students and/or the instructor.

-Acting in a disrespectful manner toward other students and/or the instructor.

-Acting in any manner which is considered unprofessional or disruptive to the learning environment.

Group projects

This course contains assignments that require working in groups. Students must attend and participate in their group meetings. Failure to do so will result in an academic penalty resulting in a significant loss of marks.

Course Specific Requirements

Use of Income Tax Act

Students are permitted to use an unannotated Income Tax Act (ITA) on exams and quizzes. Only the required version of the ITA (see Learning Resources above) will be allowed. Please note the following for all exams:

  • Students may NOT write in (annotate) the ITA used for exams and quizzes.
  • Additional pages/inserts are NOT allowed.
  • Underlining, highlighting, circling and tabbing is permitted.
  • Tabs should be no larger than 1.5” x 1” and may only indicate citations (sections, subsections, etc)
    • For example, this is allowed: s38(a)
    • This is NOT allowed: s38(a) Taxable Capital Gains

Any student who has not adhered to these guidelines will be considered guilty of academic misconduct.

D2L (Learning Hub) - Notifications

This course will use Learning Hub (D2L) extensively. Please note that, currently, Learning Hub is best viewed from a desktop or laptop computer. Ensure that your account is set up to receive notifications from your instructor:

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://learn.bcit.ca
  2. Log in using your Student number and password
  3. Click on “ACCG 6410” which will bring you to the course homepage
  4. Click on the down-arrow next to “Important Announcements”
  5. Click “Notifications”
  6. Ensure your email address is one that you check daily and that you’ve selected to receive a notification when:
    • News – item updated (you must select email at a minimum, SMS is optional)
    • News – new item available (you must select email at a minimum, SMS is optional)
  7. Once you have checked those boxes, you can click Save and you will be redirected to the homepage.

BCIT Learning Hub - Profiles

Please add a headshot of yourself to your Learning Hub profile as well as your primary e-mail address so that you can easily be identified and reached (click on your name in the top right-hand corner to do so). The photo should be current, recognizable and professional. Students should also indicate in their profile if they use a nickname different from their registered BCIT name.

D2L Quizzes

Quizzes are required to be completed in D2L (Learning Hub) throughout the term. D2L Quizzes may cover a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) required pre-readings, course content already covered as well as fundamental concepts in Taxation. See course schedule for D2L Quiz dates.

Contacting Instructors

Your instructor is reachable at the following e-mail address:

Hala Rawji hrawji@bcit.ca

Do not e-mail your instructor through Learning Hub, use only the e-mail address provided above to ensure your instructor can respond to you.

On occasion, students may receive e-mails in their my.bcit inbox. It is therefore imperative to forward all e-mails from that inbox to your primary e-mail inbox to ensure you receive all notices and alerts.

Computer Requirements

Students must have the following technology capabilities throughout the course: https://www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf

In particular:

  • All students must have a working computer with internet abilities/WiFi, properly functioning webcam, speaker and microphone. WiFi signal must be strong.
  • Computers must have sufficient RAM to handle proctoring/invigilation software.
  • Students may be required to turn on their webcams at various times throughout the semester.
  • Students must be prepared for proctored exams, which will require students to turn on webcams and microphones during test times.
  • Online classes may be recorded and re-posted at a later time.

More information about student requirements can be found on BCIT's Student Technology Requirements and Discounts website: https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/

Guidelines from BCIT/Provincial Authorities

In an effort to keep everyone safe, students are expected to follow safety guidelines as outlined by the school/government. Instructors reserve the right to terminate classes/get security involved if these rules are not being adhered to.

Other information

CHEATING, PLAGIARISM AND DISHONESTY: Acts of cheating, plagiarism and dishonesty are not tolerated; the degree of punitive action may range from a written warning to withdrawal from the program. These penalties may also be applied to a student who knowingly contributes to the act of dishonesty, cheating and plagiarism. (Refer to the current BCIT Policies.)

Programmable calculators and calculators with alphabetic capability will not be allowed in exams. Breaking the rules with regard to annotation of the Income Tax Act is considered to be academic dishonesty, regardless of intent, and students will be penalized accordingly.

COURSE OUTLINES: This course outline may assist you in the future to receive credit for all or part of a course from another post-secondary institution or from a professional program. It is strongly recommended that this course outline be safely filed for future reference.

ATTENDANCE: Regular presence and participation in on-line courses is seen as integral to student success and is therefore monitored. Unexcused non-participation via prescribed forms of electronic communication cannot exceed 10% of the time prescribed for the course. A student who fails to participate regularly as required by the course will be considered to have unexcused absences. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate (https://www.bcit.ca/files/healthservices/pdf/studentmedicalcertificate.pdf). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations: https://www.bcit.ca/files/pdf/policies/5101.pdf. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available here: https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.

COURSE WITHDRAWAL: Students who choose to stop attending the course are strongly recommended to officially withdraw from the course by following the withdrawal process outlined here: https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml. Failure to officially withdraw from the course may result in a final grade of V (Course Abandonment) being assigned. A final grade of a V results in a 0% for the course being calculated into a student’s grade point average (GPA).

EXAMINATIONS: A student who fails to write an examination on the scheduled date and time will receive a zero on that examination. Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor immediately. It is the student’s responsibility to be proactive and contact the instructor. Missed examinations may be required to be written through the BCIT Test Centre (http://www.bcit.ca/testcentre/), and as such subject to an examination re-scheduling fee. See following:

Missed Exams and Assignments due to Illness:

BCIT Policy 5103, Student Evaluation, states: ...Occasionally BCIT students are absent from a mid-term or final examination or for other important forms of evaluation due to serious medical reasons or for other unavoidable causes. The procedure to be followed is described in Procedure 5101, Implementation of Student Regulations... Final examinations and mid-terms notwithstanding, programs may limit the number of tests, quizzes or examinations a student may miss. Details of these limits, and the consequences associated with exceeding them, will be documented in the course outline....

Procedure 5101-PR1 sets out the following procedure: ...a student who misses an exam or evaluation due to a medical reason or other unavoidable cause will be provided with an opportunity to make up for that missed exam or evaluation, but only under the following conditions: (a) The student must notify the instructor that he/she will miss the exam or evaluation as soon as possible, preferably prior to the time when the exam or evaluation is scheduled to occur. (b) For medical related absences the student must produce a BCIT-approved medical certificate, obtained at the student's own expense, to show that an examination or evaluation was missed due to medical reasons. The BCIT Student Medical Certificate form is available on the BCIT website. (c) For other unavoidable absences the student should be prepared to provide supporting documentation. When the program department has validated that the conditions previously stated have been met, the program department will employ one of the following options: (a) The program department will provide the student with another opportunity to write the same or replacement examination, or perform some other form of evaluation, this may include writing an exam at the Burnaby Test Centre (approximate invigilation cost of $50), or (b) The program department will devise another means of judging the student's mastery of the learning outcomes, or (c) The program department will calculate an aegrotat grade for the student if the conditions for aegrotat have been met. (ref. BCIT Policy 5103, Student Evaluation).

Consistent with these policies, in this course, students should be advised that:

(a) The only acceptable medical certificate is the Student Medical Certificate approved by BCIT and found at the following URL:http://www.bcit.ca/files/healthservices/pdf/studentmedicalcertificate.pdf No other doctor's note will be acceptable.

(b) Students who fail to submit to their instructor, on a timely basis, a Student Medical Certificate that justifies academic accommodation on account of illness for a missed test or assignment deadline, will be summarily awarded a zero on the missed evaluation. Timely notice should be as soon as possible, but never be more than 7 calendar days after the missed event.

(c) The policy of the program department is that should a student miss a mid-term or final exam, the Student Medical Certificate and the academic accommodation requested by the student must be validated and approved by all three of the Instructor, the Program Head, and the Associate Dean, before an accommodation plan will be considered. In the case of missed evaluations due to illness other than the mid-term and final exams, the Instructor may alone validate the Student Medical Certificate and approve an accommodation plan.

(d) Students who have missed a final exam due to illness, and who have also, previously in the term, missed other tests, quizzes, assignment deadlines, or exams, may be required to write a comprehensive final exam, of a duration of up to double the scheduled time of the final exam that has been missed.

(e) Students who have notified the instructor within 7 days of the missed exam and have received the permission of their instructor and the Part-time Studies Coordinator (or designate) to re-write an exam may be asked to write their exam at the Burnaby Test Centre and will incur a cost of approximately $50 for invigilation supervision.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: To write exams, students are required to produce photo-identification at examination centres. Photo identification must be placed on the desk before an exam will be issued to the student and must remain in view on the desk while writing the exam for inspection by invigilators. Students should bring a BCIT OneCard or alternatively two pieces of identification, one of which must be government photo I.D. such as a driver’s license.

PROGRAM APPROVAL: Students planning to complete a Financial Management part-time studies program should complete an Application for Program Approval form to declare a program of study after the program’s first course. Receiving Program Approval ensures that BCIT is aware of the student’s intent to complete a program as it’s currently outlined. Program Approval also enables students to request changes to the prescribed program and guarantees credit for courses that are part of the program will be honoured despite changes in program requirements.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS TO COMPLETE A COURSE: Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three attempts at the course. Course withdrawals (W), Late Withdrawals (LW), Course Abandonment (V), Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR), and course failures are recorded as an attempt at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from the appropriate program.

BCIT STUDENT REGULATIONS POLICY: For information relating to BCIT Student Regulations policies please refer to Policies 5101, 5102, 5103 and 5104 available for viewing at http://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml.

CPA Policy on Academic Integrity

You are training to enter a profession centered around ethics, therefore CPA takes Academic Integrity very seriously. While you may be tempted to engage in academic dishonesty, your conduct at BCIT may follow you into the CPA program and/or your career. Please be aware of the following:

  • Prior to accepting students into the CPA PEP program, CPA requires students to fill out a declaration form. An excerpt of the CPAWSB Candidate Declaration form asks the following question:

    Have you ever been found to have breached academic rules or policies (including rules or policies against plagiarism or cheating) or to have engaged in any other form of academic or non-academic misconduct at any post-secondary educational institution in Canada or elsewhere, or as a student or member of a professional body in Canada or elsewhere (including a provincial or regional CPA body, or a legacy body)?
  • If a student has ever been convicted of Academic Misconduct at a post-secondary institution, the student is required to report the misconduct to CPAWSB.
    • CPAWSB may then require the student to provide a character reference from three (3) people who are aware of the convictions before CPAWSB will allow the student to move forward in the program.
  • Academic Misconduct charges prior to entering the CPA program could lead to consequences such as the student being barred from entry into the profession, publication of the student's name on the CPA website and/or expulsion from the program.
    • As such, cheating could affect future employment opportunities and should therefore be avoided at all costs.

Further information can be found on the CPAWSB website, where in addition to other information, students can find a link to the CPA Training Contract as well as the CPA Canada Plagiarism Policy:

https://www.cpawsb.ca/

Course Schedule and Assignments

ACCG 6410 - Taxation - Course Schedule*

Week

Supplemental Pre-Readings

Weekly pre-readings are designed to be completed by Tuesday at 6pm. For example, Week 1 pre-readings are due by Tuesday, Sep. 7th at 6pm..

Notes

Material Covered

1

Sep. 7, 2021

Course Outline + Textbook paragraphs: 1-1 to 1-207

Not required for this course, but required knowledge for CPA:

2-1 to 2-2, 2-10 to 2-26, 2-34 to 2-35, 2-40 to 2-41, 2-51 to 2-65, 2-69, 2-148 to 2-152

Outline + Introduction to NITP, S.3 calculation, definitions, understanding the ITA

2

Sep. 14, 2021

3-1 to 3-242

D2L Quiz 1 (Ch. 1 and Navigating the ITA)Employment Income

3

Sep. 21, 2021

4-1 to 4-5, 4-10 to 4-16, 4-24 to 4-25, 4-28, 4-30 to 4-83, 4-91 to 4-104, 4-109 to 4-139, 4-143 to 4-173, 4-183 to 4-185, 5-1 to 5-128, 5-135 to 5-145

D2L Quiz 2 (Ch. 3 and 4)

Income tax credits; Capital Cost Allowance

4

Sep. 28, 2021

6-1 to 6-16, 6-34 to 6-97, 6-103 to 6-104, 6-111 to 6-122, 6-135 to 6-141, 6-165 to 6-170, 7-1 to 7-27, 7-44 to 7-51, 7-62 to 7-65, 7-82 to 7-123

D2L Quiz 3 (Ch. 5)Reconciling GAAP Income to NITP; Income or loss from business and property

5

Oct. 5, 2021

8-1 to 8-16, 8-75 to 8-92, 8-99 to 8-120, 8-168 to 8-170,

D2L Quiz 4 (Ch. 6 and 7)

Capital gains and losses

6

Oct. 12, 2021

8-18 to 8-26, 8-33 to 8-36, 8-39 to 8-60

Capital gains and losses

7

Oct. 19, 2021

MIDTERM EXAM, 6:00pm, In-person, SW1-2016

(3 hours in length, Ch. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Navigating the ITA)

8

Oct. 26, 2021

Midterm Exam Review (optional attendance), 6:00pm, In-person, SW1-2016

9-1 to 9-3, 9-5 to 9-7, 9-33 to 9-60, 9-80 to 9-89, 9-135 to 9-168, 9-184 to 9-202, 9-208

Non-arms length transactions, moving expenses, childcare expenses

9

Nov. 2, 2021

9-90 to 9-101, 9-126 to 9-128, 10-1 to 10-17, 10-21 to 10-83, 10-85 to 10-122, 10-166 to 10-176

RRSPs and other deferred income arrangements

10

Nov. 9, 2021

6-181 to 6-185, 11-1 to 11-8, 11-15 to 11-68, 11-70 to 11-130

D2L Quiz 5 (Ch. 9 and 10)

Farm Losses, loss carryovers, conversion of net capital losses, tax on split income (TOSI)

11

Nov. 16, 2021

12-1 to 12-60, 12-69 to 12-98, 12-100 to 12-109, 12-158 to 12-171

Assignment is due at 11:30pm on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021

Corporate taxation

12

Nov. 23, 2021

13-1 to 13-89, 13-98 to 13-139

D2L Quiz 6 (Ch. 11 and 12)

Taxes payable for corporations and taxation of corporate investment income

13

Nov. 30, 2021

14-1 to 14-7, 14-15 to 14-29, 14-36 to 14-41, 14-47 to 14-60, 14-63 to 14-74, 14-86 to 14-107, 14-118 to 14-131, 15-89 to 15-96, 15-104 to 15-113, 15-118 to 15-124

D2L Quiz 7 (Ch. 13)Other issues in corporate taxation, Shareholder Loans
14Dec. 7, 202121-1 to 21-78, 21-81 to 21-113, 21-128 to 21-138, 21-142 to 21-143, 21-150 to 21-151, 21-180D2L Quiz 8 (Ch. 14 and 15)GST/PST/HST, Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS)

15

Dec. 14, 2021

FINAL EXAM (3 hours in length, Ch. 8, 9, 10, 6 [farm losses], 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21 and DAIS)

Note:

Taxation is a highly technical course. Students must study all of the assigned material in order to be successful.

*

Schedule and readings are subject to change - students will be informed via Learning Hub of changes

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Attendance:
Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Hala Rawji, Program Head
September 05, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Deacon Devlin, Faculty
September 05, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Robin Day, Associate Dean
September 06, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.