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COMM 2203 - Business and Technical Reports

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This communication course teaches the business writing skills needed to produce effective business and technical reports: inspection, trip, incident, and progress reports, proposals, feasibility studies, formal reports, oral reports, summaries and graphics. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2003 instead of COMM 2203. 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

$418.00 - $420.82 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 44674

Fri Jan 05 - Fri Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Online

Instructor

Laurie Izgerean

Course Outline

Cost

$418.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. *(A)*IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: 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. *(C)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 2203, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. If you have COMM 1000 level course credit, contact cecomm@bcit.ca (include your BCIT student id number) to obtain registration approval and your request will be processed within 3 business days. *(D)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 2203 online courses have 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, March 23, 2018, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km 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. *(E)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm2203_online_201810.pdf .
  4. 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

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 25496

Fri May 11 - Fri Jul 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 11 - Jul 27 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$420.82

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. *(A)*IMPORTANT: This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. *(B)*REQUIREMENT: 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. *(C)* PREREQUISITE: Prior to enrolling in COMM 2203, check the prerequisite requirement to make sure that you are eligible. Refer to the course description for more details. If you have COMM 1000 level course credit, contact cecomm@bcit.ca (include your BCIT student id number) to obtain registration approval and your request will be processed within 3 business days. *(D)* FINAL EXAM: All COMM 2203 online courses have 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 27, 2018, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km 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. *(E)* Click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm2203_online_201820.pdf .
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Plan and write business/technical reports that meet professional standards of organization, style, and presentation.
  • Use an appropriate and correct writing style.
  • Plan and write reports that effectively present information.
  • Identify and analyze problems.
  • Propose and evaluate solutions.
  • Use the most effective organizational pattern for various types of informational and analytical reports.
  • Make correct and effective use of graphics and illustrations in reports.
  • Write a persuasive proposal.
  • Follow appropriate conventions in preparing and packaging a formal report.
  • Prepare and deliver an informative and persuasive oral report.
  • 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 2203 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Advanced Business Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate
  3. Advanced Human Resource Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  8. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  9. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  10. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  11. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  13. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma
  14. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Part-time   Certificate
  15. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  16. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  19. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  20. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  21. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  22. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  23. Operations Management (Quality Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Transportation

  1. Airport Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

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

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 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.

Image not available
Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2015
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-32341-271-8
Price $123.50
Required

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 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.

Image not available
Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
Author Bovee
Copyright 2015
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-32341-271-8
Price $123.50
Required

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