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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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ABT-020

Online Learner Success

Online, .5 credit

This course is designed to introduce the learner to the skills necessary to be successful in the online learning environment. Students are encouraged to enroll in this course to find out if online learning is for them. This course is also the prerequisite or co-requisite for all other online Applied Business Technology courses.

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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ABT-100

Introductory Keyboarding

Online, 1.5 credits

This introductory course is designed to promote effective keyboarding skills. Students learn to operate alphabetic, numeric and symbol keys by touch. Through skill building activities, students build keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020


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ABT-101

Introduction to Computers & the Internet

Online, 1.5 credits

This course is designed to give the learner a basic introduction to computers, the Internet, and an operating system. Students will learn essential terms and concepts, file and disk management for Windows, and the Web browser.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020


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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):

  • ABT 020 and ABT 100


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ABT-109

Human Relations for Career Success

Online, 1 credit

This course concentrates on personal and professional skills needed by workers in today's workplace. These skills include self-examination and assessment, development of effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, client relations, teamwork, problem solving, and an understanding of business ethics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT-116, ABT-148 and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-110

Records Management

Online, 1 credit

In today's office, maintaining the integrity of the records system means that all office workers need to be aware of the importance of correct creation, storage, use, retrieval, protection, control, and disposition of records. Technology continues to change the role played by today's office worker. This course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities to face these challenges and new responsibilities in dealing with both manual and electronic files.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 100, ABT 148, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-111

Administrative Procedures

Online, 1.5 credits

This course enables students to develop essential organizational skills and efficient office practices for today's dynamic offices. Topics include time management, safety and ergonomics, information resources, mail services, travel arrangements, meeting coordination, office technologies, telephone practices, appointment scheduling, and banking procedures.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 100, ABT 116, ABT 148, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-116

Word Processing Level I

Online, 1.5 credits

Word Processing Level I is designed to teach students the basic functions of a word processing program as well as how to properly format business documents such as letters and memoranda.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 100, ABT 101, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-117

Word Processing Level II

Online, 1.5 credits

This course is a continuation of ABT 116 and provides additional instruction in letter styles, tables, charts, and reports. It also covers advanced word processing features such as merge, macros, outlines, graphics, and styles.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 100, ABT 101, ABT 116, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-120

Job Search

Online, 1 credit

This course is designed to help students develop effective job search skills for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics include self-assessment, employability skills, networking, resumes, cover letters, applications, interviews, portfolios, and using the Internet for job search and career planning.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 116 and ABT 148.


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ABT-126

Presentation Software

Online, 1 credit

Using PowerPoint presentation software, students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a colourful and well-organized format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attributes and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 101, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-135

Electronic Databases

Online, 1.5 credits

This course introduces you to the Microsoft Access data management system. It will focus on planning, designing, and creating a database to meet the information management needs of today's workplace. You will learn terminology, database concepts, and features of relational databases, and will use various commands and features to create tables, queries, forms and reports. You will enter data, work with calculations, extract information, generate, and print reports.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020 and ABT 101 or equivalent.


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ABT-145

Electronic Spreadsheets

Online, 1.5 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to many of the features available in Microsoft Excel, together with some of the numerous uses to which a spreadsheet can be put in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 101 and ABT 147.


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ABT-146

Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

Online, 1.5 credits

This course provides an advanced knowledge of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to use spreadsheets for advanced applications in today's workplace. Exercises include using advanced formulas and functions to perform calculations, filter and format data, linking to Excel data for Mail merge, and developing a custom Excel application.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 101, ABT 145, and English and Math prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-147

Business Calculators & Mathematics

Online, 1.5 credits

This course teaches computational skills using the electronic calculator. Students will learn the touch method, common features of the calculator, and solve basic business mathematics problems using the most efficient and accurate techniques possible.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, and English and Math prerequisites for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-148

Business English

Online, 3 credits

This course focuses on correct English usage in a business environment and provides a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, and style as well as business spelling and vocabulary development.

Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program, ABT 020. ABT 020, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program. ABT 100 can be taken as a co-requisite.


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ABT-149

Business Communications

Online, 2 credits

Business Communications teaches you how to plan, organize, and write correct and effective "reader friendly" business documents. You will learn how to write business letters, memos, reports, and electronic messages.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 100, ABT 116, & ABT 148, and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-150

GroupWare Using Outlook

Online, 1 credit

An introduction to Outlook, including hands-on training in the use of email for online communications, calendar for managing important dates and appointments, and contacts for the creation and maintenance of an address database.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020 and ABT 117.


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ABT-151

Desktop Publishing

Online, 1.5 credits

A study of desktop publishing functions; elements of page design and organizational tools; and the planning, design, and production process. Includes applications on computers, and using desktop publishing software. Students will produce publications such as letterheads, flyers, brochures, business forms, and newsletters.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020 and ABT 117.


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ABT-152

Integrated Project - Administrative

Online, 1.5 credits

The simulation assists learners in extending their word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing and presentation software knowledge by completing a variety of practical, integrated projects. Learners will also develop decision-making, prioritizing, and other administrative skills.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 148, ABT 149, ABT 111, ABT 117, ABT 126, ABT 135, ABT 146 and ABT 151.


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ABT-161

Accounting I

Online, 2 credits

This course provides an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 147 and English and Math prerequisites for Office Administration Program, or instructor permission.


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ABT-162

Accounting II

Online, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of Accounting I and is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts are presented in the context of a merchandising business.

Prerequisite(s):

  • B- in ABT 147 & ABT 161, ABT 020, and Math and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-165

Computerized Accounting

Online, 2.5 credits

This course complements the manual accounting course. Using Simply Accounting software for Windows, Computerized Accounting provides the student with hands-on practice at converting a manual accounting system to a computerized one. The course covers recording transactions in the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements, payroll, project costing, inventory, reporting and graphing, and account reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 020, ABT 101 and ABT 162.


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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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ABT-182

Medical Terminology I

Online, 1 credit

CD-Video instruction and a programmed text are used in this course to introduce students to medical terminology. The course enables the student to develop skills in the correct use, spelling and pronunciation of medical terms and abbreviations. It focuses on the construction of medical terms from their Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms.

Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Office Assistant 1 Certificate or instructor permission. And Pre-Requisite of ABT 020


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ABT-183

Medical Terminology II

Online, 3 credits

This course takes a systems approach to understanding and using medical terminology. CD-Video instruction and supporting printed materials provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills in the correct spelling and use of medical terms applicable to administrative and office environments.

Prerequisite(s):

  • ABT 182 and English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-184

Medical Transcription

Online, 2 credits

Medical Transcription is an introductory course which will familiarize students with transcribing from oral dictation, medical documents with accurate content applying correct formats, grammar and punctuation. The main objective is to provide the students with knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals.

Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program Successful completion of Office Assistant 1 Certificate ABT 182 ABT 183


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ABT-185

Medical Administrative Procedures

Online, 2 credits

This 12-week course is designed to introduce the student to the administrative duties and procedures required in a medical office/hospital setting. Topics covered include reception skills, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, interpersonal skills, stress management, inventory control, mail processing, records management procedures, financial records, privacy and confidentiality issues, and medical ethics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • English prerequisite for Applied Business Technology Program


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ABT-186

Medical Terminology III - Pharmacology and Specialties

Online, 1 credit

Medical Terminology III is a complete study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes and prefixes relating to pharmacology and the specialties of oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine and psychiatry.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate, ABT 182, ABT 183


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ABT-187

Medical Billing Procedures - Manual

Online, 1 credit

Medical Billing Procedures - Manual course will provide students with the theory for billing of medical services to MSP, ICBC, WCB, and other private insurers.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate


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ABT-188

Medical Billing Procedures - Computerized

Online, 1 credit

Medical Billing - Computerized course will provide students with the use of specialized computer software for the billing of medical serves to MSP, ICBC, WCB as well as other private insurers.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of Office Assistant I Certificate, ABT 187


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ABT-189

Clinical Procedures and Practice

Online, 2 credits

Clinical Procedures and Practice is designed to enable the Medical Office Assistant to perform basic clinical procedures including the use and management of medical equipment. The student will learn to perform basic laboratory tests and assist the physician with specific examinations and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the role of the medical assistant as a link between the doctor and external medical testing and treatment facilities. Students will be required to attend a skills assessment session at North Island College or attend a 2 day skills assessment in Vancouver, BC (all costs paid by student).

Prerequisite(s):

  • English pre-requisite for the Applied Business Technology program, and ABT 020


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ABT-200

Organizational Management

Online; 3 credits

This course is an introduction to organizational management. Topics covered include administrative office management, principles and functions of management, planning and decision making, organizational behaviour, and health and safety in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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ABT-210

Written Business Communications and Presentations

Online; 3 credits

This online course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practical skills of writing effective and concise business letters, memoranda, and reports in today's workplace. Students also learn how to prepare and deliver a variety of creative and powerful presentations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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ABT-220

Leadership & Supervision

Online; 3 credits

This course is designed to assist students to develop leadership and supervisory skills. Topics include the transition from employee to supervisor, supervisory competencies, managing and leading work teams, planning and leading meetings, leadership styles and skills, motivating employees, and leading change.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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ABT-230

Human Resource Management

Online; 3 credits

This online course covers the role of supervisors and human resource managers in staffing, time management, and stress management. Students are introduced to human resource management and a variety of related topics: human rights legislation, equal employment opportunity, planning, recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisals. Students also learn how to improve time and stress management skills when working in business and personal situations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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ABT-240

Interpersonal Relations

Online; 3 credits

This online course is designed to introduce students to the importance of interpersonal communication in managing working relationships. Basic concepts are introduced to enhance the understanding of becoming more effective communicators and leaders. Students also learn how to discover constructive solutions to differences of opinion and disputes with others.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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ABT-250

Office Systems and Computer Essentials

Online, 3 credits

This online course is an introduction to Office Systems and Computer Essentials. Topics include designing office systems, using the Internet as a business tool, social and ethical issues involving computers, computer privacy and security, managing file storage and secondary storage, evaluating computer systems for your office, maintaining effective records management and effective reprographics service.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program


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