Courses

The Applied Business Technology program is a full-time, 24-week program that includes a three-week work experience course. Students may start the program in either September or January.

There are currently nine courses in the ABT program totalling 24 credits.

CourseTitle Credits 
ABT 110 Database Management 1.5
ABT 111 Office Practices & Management 1.5
ABT 131 Keyboarding 3.0
ABT 133 Word Processing 4.5
ABT 135 Business English & Communications 3.0
ABT 137 Spreadsheets 3.0
ABT 143 Bookkeeping 3.0
ABT 160 Web-based Business Communications 1.5
ABT 187 Work Experience 3.0
Total Credits 24

ABT 110 Database Management

1.5 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Skill development and application of introductory database concepts using Microsoft® Access software. Topics include creating reports and forms as well as designing, creating, maintaining, editing, and querying a database.


ABT 111 Office Practices & Management

1.5 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Introduction to common office procedures and management. Emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the administrative professional in an office setting and the importance of career management as a success factor.


ABT 131 Keyboarding

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program. Keyboarding speed of 20 net words per minute is recommended to start.

Introduction to the fundamentals of correct keyboarding technique. Improvement in speed and accuracy will be achieved through directed drills, corrective practice, and timed testing. Emphasis is on accuracy with a minimum speed of 40 net words per minute.


ABT 133 Word Processing

4.5 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Skill development and application of advanced word processing concepts using Microsoft® Word software. Emphasis is on creating business documents with a high standard of professionalism and attention to detail. Integration of concepts across multiple software applications is also studied and applied.


ABT 135 Business English & Communications

3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Introduction to the principles of workplace communications. Emphasis is on the writing process, including positive, negative, and persuasive messages. Development and application of self-editing, proofreading, peer editing skills, and analysis of communication situations. Employment documents and professional presentations will also be prepared.


ABT 137 Spreadsheets

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Skill development and application of advanced spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft® Excel software. Emphasis is on creating spreadsheets with a business focus and analysing spreadsheet data when making business decisions.


ABT 143 Bookkeeping

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program.

Introduction to the basic principles, concepts, and applications of accounting. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle for a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.


ABT 160 Web-based Business Communications

1.5 Credits
Prerequisites: ABT 135 Business English and Communications

Builds on ABT 135 (Business English and Communications) by developing writing for the web. Evaluation of different business communication tools such as social media, websites, and print. Application of writing principles for different audiences to create effective web communications. Creation of portfolio demonstrating mastery of multi-media marketing and website maintenance.


ABT 187 Work Experience

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the ABT program and department permission.

Provides practical experience in Lower Mainland offices. Three weeks are spent undertaking a variety of administrative functions in offices of companies/agencies with whom the Applied Business Technology department liaises.

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