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COMM 1100 - Business Communication 1

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

COMM 1100 is designed to give students basic listening, writing and speaking skills that will allow them to prepare written and oral reports for BCIT courses and to proceed to more advanced communication courses.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define topics, purposes, audiences, and planning processes for specific written and oral communication tasks.
  • Choose the appropriate communication channel for a given topic, purpose and audience.
  • Use appropriate formats and protocols for business messages .
  • Organize information effectively in routine written business messages.
  • Use an appropriate and effective style and tone in written business messages.
  • Use appropriate document design techniques (headings, lists, space, symbols/icons) effectively to make information accessible.
  • Plan and deliver oral information effectively for a given audience and purpose in a time-limited, routine, informative presentation.
  • Use graphics (tables, graphs, charts, drawings, schematics, photographs, etc.) to make information clear and accessible.
  • Use language, grammar, and punctuation correctly and effectively as required for a business audience.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

COMM 1100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Business Information Technology Management (Artificial Intelligence Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Business Information Technology Management (Enterprise Systems Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Business Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  5. Business Operations Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  6. Digital Design and Development
    Full-time   Diploma
  7. Finance
    Full-time   Diploma
  8. Financial Planning
    Full-time   Diploma
  9. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  10. Global Trade and Transportation Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  11. Graphic Communications Technology Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  12. Human Resource Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  13. Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  14. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  15. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  16. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  17. Marketing Management
    Full-time   Diploma


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