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COMM 7200 - Report Writing and Workplace Communication for Forensic Investigation

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course provides practice in written and oral communication skills used in forensic science and investigation careers. The emphasis is on explaining technical material in plain language and communicating investigation results in reports and presentations. The course also includes techniques for e-mails, letters, reports, and for making oral presentations. Students prepare a professional job application and LinkedIn profile and examine strategies for maintaining their online reputation as professionals.

Prerequisite(s)

6 credits of BCIT COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college composition.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$637.95

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66002

Mon Apr 19 - Mon Jul 12 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - Jul 12 Mon 18:00 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Laurie Izgerean

Course Outline

Cost

$637.95

Notes

  1. RESERVED: This course is reserved for students in a BCIT Forensics program. If you have further questions, please email BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. COURSE DELIVERY: All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, May 24, 2021.
  2. 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Set communication objectives and identify the needs of the audience in a given situation.
  • Design documents for reader access.
  • Write clear, correct, and concise sentences and paragraphs in plain language.
  • Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.
  • Design and use appropriate visual aids in oral presentation and reports.
  • Organize and write effective investigation reports for the workplace.
  • Write effective workplace messages in e-mail, letters, and memos.
  • Prepare a persuasive letter of application, a professional CV, and LinkedIn profile.
  • Edit your work to meet professional standards in the use of English in technical writing.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

COMM 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science
    Full-time   Bachelor of Science
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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