Applied Business Technology

Applied Business Technology

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Certificate

Duration:
24 weeks

Format:
Full time

How to apply

Start date:
January, September 

Location:
Clearbrook Centre

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Trained with experienced instructors on the latest Microsoft Office software
  • Many Fraser Valley employers hire ABT grads over other applicants

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Today’s office administration professionals need to be computer-savvy and proficient with the latest technology.

UFV’s six-month Applied Business Technology (ABT) program teaches you up-to-date office skills in:

  • Word processing
  • Keyboarding
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Database management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business communications
  • Office procedures and social media

Read Applied Business Technology's course descriptions.

This program is perfect if:

  • You're just entering the workforce and need a solid set of office skills to land a job in office administration.
  • You already have a degree or diploma, but want to add some hands-on office administration skills to your portfolio.
  • You’ve been working in an office environment for some time, but would like to refresh your skills to become proficient with new office technology.

Practicum

At the end of the program, a three-week practicum with a local employer gives you an opportunity to apply your skills in an office environment before you graduate. UFV’s ABT program has a solid reputation for teaching office practices along with the latest software, so you’re job ready.

Other opportunities

Applied Business Technology training prepares you to pursue a specialization as a legal administrative assistant, medical or dental office assistant, records management professional, and more.

ABT graduates can also use the skills gained from the program to complete a diploma or a bachelor’s degree. At UFV, you can use the credits earned through your Applied Business Technology certificate towards earning diploma or a Bachelor of General Studies.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

Once you have completed the Applied Business Technology (ABT) six-month program, you will have the business, computer, and office skills necessary to be successful in any office environment. Companies in business, government, and industry offer many opportunities for employment in office administration. The rapid growth of industry in the Fraser Valley has resulted in a continuing demand for well-trained administrative assistants. ABT graduates are in high demand and employers often ask specifically for ABT grads.

This intensive Applied Business Technology program is an excellent addition to a diploma or bachelor's degree, providing practical office administration skills to advance your career.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

View Applied Business Technology's entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar

QUESTIONS?

Christine Nehring
Phone: 604-504-7441, ext. 4731
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4731
Email: abt@ufv.ca
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