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COMM 1120 - 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

This is an applied communication course that examines systematic techniques to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace; its goal is to introduce students to technical writing skills and presentation skills needed to succeed in career- related courses and at work.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "67%+" or equivalent; 2) COMM 0015 score of 70+.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$482.43 - $519.26 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

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

CRN 39448

Wed Sep 08 - Wed Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Rachael Hunter

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 41368

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. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 45480

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

Rachael Hunter

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 46255

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

Nicholas Fox

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 34196

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

Matt Larson

Course Outline

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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. No class on Monday, October 11 (Stat Holiday). *(C)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 47361

Sat Sep 18 - Sat Dec 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Online

Instructor

Elizabeth Fricke

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 five offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 83342

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2024

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.26

Notes

  1. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(B)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 86217

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2010

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.26

Notes

  1. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+) or equivalent. If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(C)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 71964

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 114
Feb 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.26

Notes

  1. Classes are on Mondays plus 1 Friday (February 21). No class on Monday, February 21 (stat holiday). RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(B)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 71965

Wed Jan 12 - Wed Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2024

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.26

Notes

  1. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(B)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Registration for COMM 1120 is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  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 80222

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 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 1120 is reserved for students in the BCIT Interior Design program, BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important course registration and info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/cas/communication/pdf/comm1120_prerequisite_requirement.pdf . *(A)*PREREQUISITE: You must have English 12 final grade of 67%+ (C+). If you do not have the required English 12 mark, you can take COMM 1106 to help you get into COMM 1120. Transfer credit, PLAR, and exemption requests will not be considered for this course. If you have further questions, contact BCIT_Interior_Design@bcit.ca. *(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 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, the student should be able to:

  • Determine the purpose and target audience for a variety of communication tasks.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of a specific audience.
  • Make information understandable to listeners and readers.
  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs.
  • Use language effectively.
  • Use an appropriate tone in written and oral communications.
  • Write instructions and describe processes.
  • Use graphics appropriately in written and oral communications.
  • Plan, organize, and deliver an informative oral presentation on a work-related topic.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

COMM 1120 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design Fundamentals
    Full-time/Part-time   Certificate

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