Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

Applied Business Technology

English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

ABT 108

1.5 credits

Bookkeeping 2

Prerequisite(s): ABT 143 (formerly ABT 107)

This course focuses on accounting practices and procedures necessary for maintaining financial records for a merchandising business.

ABT 110

1.5 credits

Database Management

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ABT program

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

ABT 111

1.5 credits

Office Procedures

Prerequisite(s): 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 118

1 credit


Prerequisite(s): ABT 143

This course is designed to enable a person with a basic knowledge of bookkeeping to perform any or all functions related to the maintenance of a payroll accounting system.

ABT 124

1.5 credits

Word Processing 3

Prerequisite(s): ABT 114

This course introduces students to advanced features in word processing and involves the student in critical thinking and problem solving.

ABT 128

1 credit

Computerized Bookkeeping

Prerequisite(s): ABT 143

This course provides instruction and practice in the use of a computerized accounting package. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, and project costing.

ABT 131

3 credits


Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ABT program.

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 nwpm (net words per minute).

ABT 132

2 credits

Work Experience

ABT 133

4.5 credits

Word Processing

Prerequisite(s): 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 134

1.5 credits

Word Processing 4

Prerequisite(s): ABT 109

This course will introduce students to basic and advanced word processing features using WordPerfect software.

ABT 135

3 credits

Business English and Communications

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ABT program.

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

ABT 137

3 credits


Prerequisite(s): Admission to the ABT program.

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

ABT 143

3 credits


Prerequisite(s): 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 144

1.5 credits

Desktop Publishing Basics

Prerequisite(s): ABT 114 or ABT 124 with instructor's permission

This is an introductory course that provides the techniques for creating attractive and useful newsletters, forms, and other business applications. Design of and procedures for creating a simple web page are included.

ABT 160

1.5 credits

Web-based Business Communications

Prerequisite(s): ABT 135

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

3 credits

Work Experience

Prerequisite(s): 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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