This advanced program is intended for experienced office workers who wish to increase their career options or candidates with successful completion, within the past two years, of a business office training program at the post-secondary level, equivalent to the UFV Applied Business Technology certificate. This comprehensive, five-month, full-time program prepares students for employment in a variety of organizations including: law firms, real estate companies, financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, and government agencies such as court services and Crown Counsel offices.
Upon completion, graduates will be familiar with the use of legal vocabulary, able to perform legal administrative duties and procedures in all the specialty areas, and able to apply principles of organizational and priority setting. Upon successful completion of the theory component, students will be placed in a practicum setting.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Financial aid is available from a variety of sources. For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices.
This is a five-month, full-time program that runs Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–3 pm. Classroom instruction takes place at the Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford. The practicum follows directly after successful completion of the theory components and is held at various locations throughout the Fraser Valley.
The program is divided into seven units as listed below. The first module is an overview of general legal procedures, five cover the specialty areas of law, and the last module is the practicum.
The practicum must be taken immediately following the six theory modules.
Students will be evaluated for each unit in the program on classroom participation, assignments, study projects, practicum, and by examination.
Students must maintain a grade percentage of 85% and an attendance record of 90% in each module. Students must successfully complete all theory components prior to practicum placement.
To be eligible to graduate, students must successfully complete both theory and practicum.
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