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MKTG 1550 - Social Media Essentials

Marketing Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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

Facebook. Instagram. YouTube. Blogs. Everyone is buzzing about how these free social networking sites can be powerful marketing tools for your small business. But where do you start? What's the right approach for you? In this course you will delve into the major Internet-based social media, the technology, interface. algorithms and etiquette. The focus will be on learning to use social media as a marketing tool to establish and maintain your small business' online presence. At the end of the course you will have designed a social media marketing strategy, presented it and have it ready to implement for your small business.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$589.44 - $637.94 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are five offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 63528

Mon Apr 05 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

Cost

$600.64

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are permitted to register up until the end of the first week without approval. TStudents are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous; you are not required to meet each week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  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 in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 66630

Mon Apr 05 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Danielle Wilson

Course Outline

Cost

$600.64

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous; you are not required to meet each week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. nt to access this information.
  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 in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 66873

Mon Apr 05 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Danielle Wilson

Course Outline

Cost

$600.64

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous; you are not required to meet each week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  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 in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 60547

Tue Apr 06 - Tue Jun 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Tue 17:30 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

Cost

$625.77

Notes

  1. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 61271

Wed Apr 07 - Wed Jun 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 23 Wed 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

Cost

$589.44

Notes

  1. Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  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 and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Fall 2021

Below are six offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 38349

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 23 Tue 17:30 - 20:30 DTC DTC Rm. 676

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$637.94

Notes

  1. This course will be held in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom. Ensure that you bring your own laptop to each class. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. https://www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf

CRN 47096

Tue Sep 07 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 27 Online

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.54

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 47283

Tue Sep 07 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 27 Online

Instructor

Blair Kaplan Venables

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.54

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.

CRN 47332

Tue Sep 07 - Sun Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 28 Online

Instructor

Blair Kaplan Venables

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.54

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

Registration Options

CRN 38517

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Mon 09:00 - 12:00 DTC DTC Rm. 364

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$637.94

Notes

  1. This course will be held in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom. Ensure that you bring your own laptop to each class. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. https://www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf

CRN 39337

Tue Sep 07 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 27 Online

Instructor

Rebecca Coleman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.54

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define traditional marketing methods and new media marketing methods, and understand the difference between them.
  • Assess which popular social media tools will work best to market your small business and understand best practices when using them.
  • Construct a social media marketing plan for a business, plus a calendar which will drive your future social media marketing.
  • Be able to clearly define best practices and understand the etiquette of each of the major social networks.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

MKTG 1550 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Marketing Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Marketing Management - Customer Relationship Marketing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  5. Marketing Management - Entrepreneurship
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  6. Marketing Management - Event Marketing
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  7. Marketing Management - Marketing Communications
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  8. Marketing Management - Public Relations
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  9. Marketing Management - Retail Marketing Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  10. Marketing Management - Sales Skills
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  11. Social Media and Digital Marketing
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  12. Tourism and Hospitality
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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