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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. Spring and Summer 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 cecomm@bcit.ca to apply for approval to register.

Prerequisite(s)

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 www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/).

Credits

3.0

Cost

$429.47 - $429.68 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 20651

Fri May 08 - Fri Jul 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 08 - Jul 24 Online

Instructor

Frances Kirson

Course Outline

Cost

$429.47

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important registration instructions and course info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm_2202_online_202020.pdf . Enrolment activity will be monitored for this course. If you do not have a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college composition course, you will be automatically dropped from the course without notice. BCIT refund schedule applies. *(A)*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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. *(B)*MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, July 24, 2020, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100 km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* COMM 1106/1103 and COMM 2202 cannot be taken simultaneously. If this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum enrolment capacity and cannot accept further registrants. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 2002. You are allowed to substitute COMM 2202 with COMM 2002. If you take COMM 2002 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 2202.
  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

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 32301

Fri Sep 18 - Fri Dec 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$429.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important registration instructions and course info: https://www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm_2202_online_202030.pdf . Enrolment activity will be monitored for this course. If you do not have a final grade of 70%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course or a 3-credit university/college English course, you will be automatically dropped from the course without notice. BCIT refund schedule applies. *(A)*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). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. *(B)*MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100 km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs. *(C)* COMM 1106/1103 and COMM 2202 cannot be taken simultaneously. If this class is showing full, we have already reached the maximum enrolment capacity and cannot accept further registrants. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Or you can take COMM 2002. If you take COMM 2002 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 2202. Upon successful completion of COMM 2002, you will earn 3 credits towards your program to replace COMM 2202.
  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 back next term 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 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. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  13. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  14. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  15. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma
  16. Fire Executive Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  17. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. 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 bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2020

Books for Spring/Summer 2020 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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Fall 2020

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2020 offerings of this course.

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