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COMM 2203 - Business and Technical Reports

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$438.16

Fall 2021

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

CRN 30854

Fri Sep 24 - Fri Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 24 - Dec 10 Online
Dec 10 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$438.16

Notes

  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)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(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, December 10, 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 32302

Fri Sep 24 - Fri Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 24 - Dec 10 Online
Dec 10 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$438.16

Notes

  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)*If your final grade is between 50 to 69% in one of the above courses, you can instead take COMM 2003. COMM 2003 and COMM 2203 are fully equivalent/interchangeable; therefore, BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2203 to COMM 2003. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2203. No further action is required on your part. *(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, December 10, 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

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 + 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. 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 Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate 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
    Part-time   Certificate
  16. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  19. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  20. Quality and Process Management
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Transportation

  1. Airport Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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