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COMM 1116 - Business Communications 1

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Information technology professionals spend time each day communicating orally and in writing with their supervisors, colleagues and clients. As problem-solvers and entrepreneurs in industry, you need to communicate quickly, clearly, and effectively. This course will teach you how to be a professional and efficient communicator at work. You will write effective business correspondence and instructions and deliver a formal oral presentation to your set. The first term establishes the principles and basic patterns on which you will build more advanced applications in the second term.





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 66096

Sat Jun 08 - Sat Aug 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 08 - Aug 24 Sat 14:00 - 18:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 313


Kenneth Eng

Course Outline




  1. Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Computing and Engineering programs who have already attempted a COMM 1100-level course at BCIT. ***IF YOU ARE NOT A COMPUTING OR ENGINEERING STUDENT, you will be automatically dropped from this course without notice. BCIT refund schedule applies.
  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. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify elements in a communication exchange.
  • Define purpose and audience for a given communication task.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Make your writing accessible by using headings, lists, and white space.
  • Use a style and tone appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Write emails, letters, and short reports that get results.
  • Plan and deliver an informative oral presentation to a group audience.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMM 1116 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Information Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Computer Systems Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Full-Stack Web Development
    Full-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

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

Spring/Summer 2019

Books for Spring/Summer 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Mywritinglab W Etext For Technical Comm, 7Th Cdn Ed
Author Lannon
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13465-669-4
Price $75.00
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Technical Communications
Author Lannon
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13431-083-1
Price $124.95
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