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ABT-102 Keyboarding II

Online, 1 credit


This course is designed to help students improve their keyboarding speed. The software program used for this course analyzes students' keyboarding techniques and prescribes practice that helps them to key faster.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Take ABT 020 and ABT 100

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ABT-170 Introduction to the Canadian Legal System

Online, 1 credit


This course provides the student with a general understanding and a working knowledge of the Canadian legal system. Course topics include an introduction to the Constitution and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, federal and provincial jurisdiction, an overview of the Canadian court structure, an introduction to tort law, contract law, and legal ethics.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148, or equivalents.

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ABT-171 Legal Office Procedures

Online, 1.5 credits


This course introduces the student to the legal profession, including the functions and duties of the legal administrative assistant in British Columbia. Course topics include legal terminology, legal office procedures, precedents, preparation of correspondence and basic legal documents, legal record keeping and billing, and citations and references to Acts.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 147, ABT 148, or equivalents

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ABT-172 Litigation Procedures I

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in civil litigation in BC. Topics include terminology and rules relating to preparing and handling legal correspondence and documents in civil litigation actions and matters in the Supreme Court of BC. The course also introduces students to the legal concepts necessary for a basic understanding of the functioning of the courts and the professional environment that graduates will be entering. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting skills with a knowledge of civil law.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148 or equivalents, and Co-requisite(s): ABT 170 & ABT 171 (may be taken as prerequisites)

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ABT-173 Litigation Procedures II

Online, 2 credits


Litigation Procedures II builds on skills and knowledge from Litigation Procedures I. The course deals with documents and procedures from the discovery process to preparation and attendance at trial and post trial procedures, including bills of costs and enforcement procedures. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting skills with a knowledge of civil law.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 147, ABT 148, or equivalents. ABT 170, ABT 171 and ABT 172

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ABT-174 Family Litigation Procedures

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative office assistant working in a family law practice in BC. Topics include legal terminology, the applicable provincial and federal statutes, the court system, and the theory and practical application of preparation of legal correspondence, undefended and defended divorces, and separation and marriage agreements.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 147, ABT 148, or equivalents. ABT 170, ABT 171, and ABT 172. Co-requisite(s): ABT 173.

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ABT-175 Conveyancing Procedures I

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Topics include systems of land registration, land title searches, contracts of purchase and sale, statements of adjustments, and the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices. The course focuses on the purchaser's procedures for a simple conveyance not involving financing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for ABT Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148, ABT 170, ABT 171, or equivalents.

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ABT-176 Conveyancing Procedures II

Online, 2 credits


This course is a continuation of ABT 175. It introduces the student to additional roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Topics include methods of conveying interests in land involving purchaser financing, strata property considerations, builder's liens, acting for the vendor, acting for mortgage lenders, additional adjustments for statements of adjustments, authorities to pay, the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices, acting for both the purchaser and mortgagee, and documents for the transfer of manufactured homes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for ABT Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148, ABT 170, ABT 171, ABT 175, or equivalents.

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ABT-177 Corporate Procedures I

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of corporate law. The course will cover corporate structure including Sole Proprietorship, Partnership (General and Limited), and Corporations (Private: Non-Reporting, and Public: Reporting) Corporate Registry, incorporation procedures, post corporate procedures and annual maintenance. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of the Business Corporations Act, learn specialized terminology, and gain practical experience in document preparation necessary for maintaining records of a British Columbia Corporation.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for ABT Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148, ABT 170, ABT 171, or equivalents.

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ABT-178 Corporate Procedures II

Online, 1 credit


This course is a continuation of ABT 177. It covers corporate structure and completion of filing forms as it relates to Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Partnerships, Societies, Cooperatives, Non-Reporting companies and Extra-Provincial Non-Reporting companies. The course also introduces the student to Securities and to BC Online (an Internet access to government services and information about BC companies).


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for ABT Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 102, ABT 148, ABT 117, ABT 170, ABT 171, ABT 177, or equivalents.

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ABT-179 Wills and Estates

Online, 2 credits


This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of a legal administrative assistant employed in the field of wills and estates in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and experience in preparation of wills and codicils and the documents necessary to apply grants of Letters Probate and Letters of Administration (with and without a Will), Administration Bonds, to transfer assets of the deceased, and wind up estates.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 117, ABT 148, ABT 170, ABT 171, or equivalents.

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