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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

$420.99

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 32302

Fri Sep 28 - Fri Dec 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Dec 14 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$420.99

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. 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)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER: You are responsible for making sure you have completed the necessary course prerequisite before enrolling in this course. Refer to the course description for more details. *(C)*REGISTRATION APPROVAL: You don’t need to apply for approval. Your registration approval will be automatically released after your COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 final grade has been posted in my.bcit.ca. If your final grade has not yet appeared, please try again later, and remember that final grades may not be posted until 2 – 3 weeks after your course end date. If you have Full-time COMM 1000 level course credit, contact cecomm@bcit.ca (include your BCIT student number) to obtain registration approval. Please allow 3 business days to process your approval request. *(D)* MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: All COMM 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, December 14, 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_201830.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.

CRN 30854

Fri Sep 28 - Fri Dec 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Dec 14 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$420.99

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. 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)*BEFORE YOU REGISTER: You are responsible for making sure you have completed the necessary course prerequisite before enrolling in this course. Refer to the course description for more details. *(C)*REGISTRATION APPROVAL: You don’t need to apply for approval. Your registration approval will be automatically released after your COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 final grade has been posted in my.bcit.ca. If your final grade has not yet appeared, please try again later, and remember that final grades may not be posted until 2 – 3 weeks after your course end date. If you have Full-time COMM 1000 level course credit, contact cecomm@bcit.ca (include your BCIT student number) to obtain registration approval. Please allow 3 business days to process your approval request. *(D)* MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: All COMM 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, December 14, 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_201830.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.

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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 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. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    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 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.

Fall 2018

Books for Fall 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.

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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
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