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COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

$476.68 - $477.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2017

Below are six offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 63133

Mon Jul 10 - Mon Aug 21 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 10 - Aug 21 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

Bryan Anderson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(D)* STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, August 1.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

One seat remaining as of Jun 27, 2017 7:07 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 26251

Fri May 12 - Fri Jul 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 12 - Jul 28 Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(A)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(B)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 1830 to 2130 with no exceptions. If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* Click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201720.pdf .
  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

CRN 29032

Fri May 12 - Fri Jul 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 12 - Jul 28 Online

Instructor

Tanya Haye

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(A)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(B)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 1830 to 2130 with no exceptions. If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* Click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201720.pdf .
  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

CRN 29382

Fri May 12 - Fri Jul 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 12 - Jul 28 Online

Instructor

Carly Haddon

Course Outline

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(A)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(B)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 1830 to 2130 with no exceptions. If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* Click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201720.pdf .
  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

CRN 62904

Fri May 12 - Fri Jul 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 12 - Jul 28 Online

Instructor

Elizabeth Fricke

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(A)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(B)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 1830 to 2130 with no exceptions. If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* Click on the URL link for important course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201720.pdf .
  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

CRN 64317

Sat Jul 08 - Sat Aug 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 08 - Aug 12 Sat 09:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 272

Instructor

Deirdre Maultsaid

Course Outline

Cost

$476.68

Notes

  1. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: To guarantee your seat in this class, you must submit full tuition fee payment at the time of registration. *(C)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat.

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

Full

Fall 2017

Below are five offerings of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 32300

Fri Sep 08 - Fri Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
      Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$477.18

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. EQUIVALENCY: COMM 1103 is equivalent to Part-time and Full-time Studies level 1 COMM courses (some exceptions apply). Search our equivalency database at www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/ to confirm equivalencies. If your COMM course is not listed, it will not be eligible for transfer credit. *(A)*IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(C)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(D)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201730.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 37674

Fri Sep 08 - Fri Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$477.18

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. EQUIVALENCY: COMM 1103 is equivalent to Part-time and Full-time Studies level 1 COMM courses (some exceptions apply). Search our equivalency database at www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/ to confirm equivalencies. If your COMM course is not listed, it will not be eligible for transfer credit. *(A)*IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(C)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(D)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201730.pdf .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 41513

Sat Sep 09 - Sat Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 685

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$477.17

Notes

  1. EQUIVALENCY: COMM 1103 is equivalent to Part-time and Full-time Studies level 1 COMM courses (some exceptions apply). Search our equivalency database at www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/ to confirm equivalencies. If your COMM course is not listed, it will not be eligible for transfer credit. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. If this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. *(C)* Stat Holiday: No class on Saturday, November 11.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 30852

Mon Sep 11 - Mon Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 462
Oct 13 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 462
Nov 17 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$477.18

Notes

  1. COURSE SCHEDULE: Classes are on Mondays plus 2 Fridays (October 13 and November 17). EQUIVALENCY: COMM 1103 is equivalent to Part-time and Full-time Studies level 1 COMM courses (some exceptions apply). Search our equivalency database at www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/ to confirm equivalencies. If your COMM course is not listed, it will not be eligible for transfer credit. *(A)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 1103, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. *(B)* AVAILABILITY: There is very limited seating space in the classroom. No capacity override, waitlist, or late registration for this class. Unfortunately, if this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum capacity and cannot accept further registrants. Please register in another class. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat. *(C)* STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, October 9, and November 13.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 31970

Fri Sep 08 - Fri Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
      Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$477.18

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. EQUIVALENCY: COMM 1103 is equivalent to Part-time and Full-time Studies level 1 COMM courses (some exceptions apply). Search our equivalency database at www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/ to confirm equivalencies. If your COMM course is not listed, it will not be eligible for transfer credit. *(A)*IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: 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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. Your instructor will make arrangements with you to satisfy the oral presentation component of the course; thus, you will need access to a video recording device (ie: video camera or web camera). *(C)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 1103 online courses have mandatory in-person final exam. If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(D)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm1103_online_201730.pdf .
  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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

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

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

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2017

Books for Spring/Summer 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2015
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-32341-271-8
Price $123.50
Required

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Image not available
Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2015
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-32341-271-8
Price $123.50
Required

Fall 2017

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2017 offerings of this course.

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