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COMM 2002 - Business and Technical Correspondence With Language Development Component

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This communication course is designed for students needing additional assistance in meeting the language standards of a credit advanced business and technical Communication course. It teaches business writing skills needed to write many types of business correspondence. It covers claim, bad-news and sales letters, job applications, and the writing of procedures and instructions. It covers the same content as COMM 2202, but has additional English language support and communication development. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2002 instead of COMM 2202. To make up for a full-time diploma program level 2 COMM course, students must take both COMM 2002 (or COMM 2202) and COMM 2003 (or COMM 2203). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email cecomm@bcit.ca to apply for approval to register.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have one of the following: 1) a pass grade of 50% or better in BCIT level 1 COMM (ie: COMM 1100 or COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 or COMM 1120; or 2) a score of 70 or better in COMM 0015; or 3) an OFFICIAL transfer credit granted for BCIT level 1 or level 2 COMM course (refer to www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/).

Credits

3.0

Cost

$456.30 - $493.13 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 37984

Tue Sep 14 - Tue Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Matt Larson

Course Outline

Cost

$456.30

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A)*BEFORE YOU TAKE COMM 2002, you must have achieved a passing grade in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course (ie: COMM 1106 or COMM 1103). COMM 1106/1103 and COMM 2002 cannot be taken simultaneously. *(B)*COMM 2002 AND COMM 2202 ARE FULLY EQUIVALENT/INTERCHANGABLE. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2202. No further action is required on your part. *(C)*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. *(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. Register early to secure your seat.
  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

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 78258

Tue Jan 11 - Tue Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 4725

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$493.13

Notes

  1. *(A)*BEFORE YOU TAKE COMM 2002, you must have achieved a passing grade in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course (ie: COMM 1106 or COMM 1103). COMM 1106/1103 and COMM 2002 cannot be taken simultaneously. *(B)*COMM 2002 AND COMM 2202 ARE FULLY EQUIVALENT/INTERCHANGABLE. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2202. 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. Register early to secure your seat.
  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)

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Follow a systematic process in planning and writing memos and letters.
  • Select and organize information to meet the needs of readers.
  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, and correct.
  • Achieve a positive, persuasive reader-oriented tone in your writing.
  • Use effective planning strategies and organizational patterns for:
    • Requests and replies
    • Claim and adjustment messages
    • 'Bad news' messages
    • Persuasive messages and sales letters
    • Definitions, descriptions, instructions and graphics.
  • Prepare a professional resume and application letter.
  • 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 2002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma

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