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COMM 2202 - Business and Technical Correspondence

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

This communication course 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. 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 2202 (or COMM 2002) and COMM 2203 (or COMM 2003). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email to apply for approval to register.


Students must have one of the following: 1) a final grade of 70% 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 with a final grade of 70% or better (refer to





Winter 2021

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

CRN 44673

Fri Jan 15 - Fri Apr 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 15 - Apr 09 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Frances Kirson

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students who have achieved a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course. *(A)*COMM 2002 = COMM 2202: If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2002. BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits towards your program to replace COMM 2202. *(B)*COURSE 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). *(C)*FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, April 9, 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 2002.
  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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

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 2202 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Advanced Business Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate
  3. Advanced Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Advanced Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  5. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  8. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  9. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  10. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate 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. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate

Books & Supplies

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

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 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: Mylab Business Comm Nd W Etext For Custom Edition
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2019
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13645-168-6
Price $78.95
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