British Columbia Institute of Technologywww.bcit.ca/study/courses/comm1103

Important Notice: COVID-19 Institute response

BCIT

COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication

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

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)

Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$482.43 - $507.83 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are eight offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 31970

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online
Nov 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 32300

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online
Nov 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 37674

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online
Nov 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 38483

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online
Nov 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Ryan McFarland

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory. *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory. *(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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 38484

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Online
Nov 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Frances Kirson

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, November 26, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 41513

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Online

Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 44474

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

Ken Eng

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 30852

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Bryan Anderson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)*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. No class on Monday, October 11 (Stat Holiday).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below are seven offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 49887

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Online
Mar 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, March 25, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 73416

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Online
Mar 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, March 25, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 84665

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Online
Mar 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, March 25, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 84689

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Online
Mar 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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)*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 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. *(C)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, March 25, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 10722

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 DTC DTC Rm. 689

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$507.83

Notes

  1. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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. *(C)*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.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 41818

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 DTC DTC Rm. 689

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$507.83

Notes

  1. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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. *(C)*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.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 10721

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 472
Feb 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 472

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$507.83

Notes

  1. Classes are on Mondays plus 1 Friday (Feb. 25th). No class on Monday, February 21 (Stat Holiday). *(A)*PREREQUISITE: To take this course, you must have English 12 (67%+), IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent. If you do not have one of the above but have English 12 (50%+) or IELTS 6.0+ or equivalent, you can instead take COMM 1106. These two courses 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. *(C)*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.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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

Related Programs

COMM 1103 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Advanced Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  4. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  8. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  9. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  10. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  11. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma
  13. Fire Executive Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  14. Global Business Studies
    Part-time   Certificate
  15. Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  16. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  19. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  20. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  21. Sustainable Event Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  22. Tourism and Hospitality
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Construction Estimating
    Part-time   Certificate
  5. Public Works Supervision
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Energy

  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request related to BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Fall 2021 term.

A sneak preview of Winter 2022 term courses is also now available here.

Students may register for Winter 2022 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at www.bcit.ca/rooms on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid.

© BCIT