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.
6 credits of BCIT COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college composition.
IMPORTANT: This course is part of the Forensics programs, and cannot be used towards any other BCIT programs. If you are not an approved Forensics student, you will be automatically dropped from this course. BCIT refund schedule applies. *(A)*No class on Monday, October 8 and November 12 (Stat Holiday). Make-up classes will be online (D2L) during the week of October 8 and November 12.
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In Progress and Full
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
COMM 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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 Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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Cei Digital: Mywritinglab W Etext For Technical Comm, 7Th Cdn Ed
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Technical Communications, 7Th Cdn Edition + Mywritinglab W. Etext
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