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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 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





Fall 2020

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

CRN 30854

Fri Sep 25 - Fri Dec 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 25 - Dec 11 Online Online Delivery


Laurie Izgerean

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, click on the URL link for important registration instructions and course info: . 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, December 11, 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 2203 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 2003. If you take COMM 2003 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 2203. Upon successful completion of COMM 2003, you will earn 3 credits towards your program to replace COMM 2203.
  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.


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. Business Management
    Part-time   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. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Part-time   Certificate
  16. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  17. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  18. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  19. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  20. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  21. Quality and Process Management
    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 for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 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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