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.
Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Forensics program. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, you must have permission from your Program to take this course. COMM 7100 credit 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. STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, February 17, 2020.
This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.
Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.
RESERVED: This course is reserved for students registered in the Forensics program. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, you must have permission from your Program to take this course. COMM 7200 credit 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. STAT HOLIDAY: No class on Monday, May 18, 2020.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
18 seats available as of Feb 24, 2020 2:03 pm (PST). Of these 18, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.
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:
Cei Digital: Mywritinglab W Etext For Technical Comm, 7Th Cdn Ed
Technical Communications, 7Th Cdn Edition + Mywritinglab W. Etext
No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2020 offerings of this course.
Interested in being notified about future offerings of COMM 7200 - Report Writing and Workplace Communication for Forensic Investigation?
If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.