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COMM 1103 - Introduction to Business and Technical Communication

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$473.08 - $498.21 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are 11 offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 63613

Fri May 07 - Fri Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jul 23 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$473.08

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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, July 23, 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.

CRN 65514

Mon Jul 12 - Mon Aug 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 12 - Aug 23 Mon/Wed 13:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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. *(C)*STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, August 2.
  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 20645

Sat Apr 10 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Holly Munn

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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 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 63133

Sat Apr 10 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Nicholas Fox

Course Outline

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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 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 20643

Mon Apr 12 - Mon Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
May 28 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Bryan Anderson

Course Outline

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. Classes are on Mondays plus 1 Friday (May 28). *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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. *(C)* STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, May 24, 2021.
  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 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 26251

Fri May 07 - Fri Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jul 23 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$473.08

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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, July 23, 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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 29032

Fri May 07 - Fri Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jul 23 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$473.08

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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, July 23, 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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 29382

Fri May 07 - Fri Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jul 23 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$473.08

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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, July 23, 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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 62904

Fri May 07 - Fri Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jul 23 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$473.08

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. COMM 1106 is fully equivalent to COMM 1103. Thus, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*COURSE DELIVERY: On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, July 23, 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 full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 64317

Mon Jul 12 - Mon Aug 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 12 - Aug 23 Mon/Wed 09:30 - 12:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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. *(C)*STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, August 2.
  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 course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 65610

Mon Jul 12 - Mon Aug 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 12 - Aug 23 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.21

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(A)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER, 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. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 1103 to COMM 1106. If you take COMM 1106 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 1103. *(B)*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. *(C)*STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, August 2.
  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 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:

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  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

Books & Supplies

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

Spring/Summer 2021

Books for Spring/Summer 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

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.

Business Communication Essentials Custom, 6Th Ed W. Mylab Bus Comm Nd Code Rvp
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2019
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-0-13655-841-5
Price $119.95
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Cei Digital: Business Communication Essentials (180 Days)
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13528-572-5
Price $34.95
Choose One

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Cei Digital: Business Communications Essentials, 5Th Ce
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2020
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13528-573-2
Price $61.50
Choose One

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