What is ABT? What is the first semester like?
The Kwantlen ABT Department
will prepare you for an exciting ADMINISTRATIVE Bookkeeping Basics (manual accounting
career as an administrative ASSISTANT process to year end and closing entries)
assistant in legal or general The first term for this Office Dynamics (keyboarding, team
office work. Employment program contains basic core dynamics, and office procedures)
courses in which students
opportunities exist in public and Computer Competency (the fundamentals
private offices and institutions develop skills, knowledge,
of MS Excel and Access)
of all sizes. and attitudes required for
success in any business Word Processing (word processing
office. This program is fundamentals using MS Word)
offered at the Surrey Business Communications (intensive
campus during the day. English grammar review and memo and
LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE Office Dynamics (keyboarding, team
ASSISTANT dynamics, and office procedures)
The first term for this
Word Processing (word processing
program contains three
fundamentals using MS Word)
basic core courses and two
Where is ABT taught? legal courses. This program Business Communications (intensive
is taught at the Langley and English grammar review and memo and
Courses in this department are
Surrey campuses during the letter writing)
offered at Surrey and Langley
campuses. day. Legal Office Procedures – Corporate Law
(fundamentals of corporate law)
Legal Office Procedures – Litigation
(fundamentals of civil litigation in BC)
What are your career
choices? Are the ABT programs full time or part time?
Upon acceptance into the You may be either a full time or a part time student in the daytime. Please
program, you are required to note: Not all courses are offered every semester – plan your schedules
choose one of the specialized carefully!
programs. How do you register?
These Kwantlen admission requirements apply:
Legal Administrative Assistant “C” in English 12, Communications 12, TPC 12, or English Literature 12
LPI Essay score of 26 level 4
Computer-based TOEFL score of 213 with Writing Band 4.5; paper-based
score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Internet-based score 80
Kwantlen placement test into ENGL 1099, ABEE 0091, ABEE 0097, PSPE
1091, PSPE 1097 or ELST 0381 (EASL 0085)
Apply at any admissions counter within 10 months of program or course start
date. Full time seat offers for the September program will begin in June.
Visit www.kwantlen.ca or call 604-599-3283 for more information.
Why become an Administrative Assistant?
VARIETY & PROMOTION!!
You may seek employment in a huge array of
agencies, services, and businesses. You may select a
position that allows you to focus on the
demonstration of your excellent computer skills or What will I study in the
you may seek greater variety and interpersonal
interactions. Perhaps you will want additional
responsibility and challenge with the goal of Executive Support – create meeting agendas and minutes, organize
advancement. events, make travel arrangements, do presentations using MS
PowerPoint, learn the skill of machine transcription
Computerized Accounting - learn to use Simply Accounting
What positions may be available Advanced Word Processing – develop advanced skills in MS Word,
improve proofreading skills
upon graduation? Desktop Publishing – study document design principles and create
Administrative Assistant flyers, brochures, business cards, letterhead, etc.
Sales or Marketing Assistant Information Processing – learn advanced features of electronic
Office Assistant spreadsheets and databases using MS Excel and Access
Secretary Job Preparation and Practicum/Project – develop effective job
Executive Assistant search techniques and apply skills, knowledge, and attitudes to a
Office Manager or Coordinator workplace situation.
What courses will I complete in the second Why become a Legal
semester? Administrative Assistant?
Bookkeeping Basics – manual accounting process to year end and closing
Computer Competency – the fundamentals of MS Excel and Access OPPORTUNITIES!!
Legal Office Procedures – Conveyancing
– procedures and documentation related
to real estate transfer What positions are available
Legal Office Procedures – Wills &
Estates – procedures and documentation for me upon graduation?
regarding wills and estates Legal offices in a variety of roles
Legal Office Procedures – Family Law – Notary public
preparation and processing of family law Government offices
documents Legal departments of large
Job Preparation and Practicum/Project corporations
– develop effective job search techniques and apply skills, knowledge, ICBC
and attitudes to a legal workplace situation. Correctional service
ABT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND PREREQUISITE SUMMARY
ABTY 1115 presentations. Students will apply ABTY 1203
Bookkeeping Basics the rules of business communication, LOP - Conveyancing
Students will practice basic format and presentation with the Students will apply the procedures
bookkeeping functions for a service use of machine transcription and documentations related to the
company. They will perform all functions assignments. transfer of real estate in British
of the complete accounting cycle, Prerequisites: ABTY 1125 and 1155 Columbia. They will focus on the
reconcile bank statements and perform transfer of title of residential
payroll functions. ABTY 1226 properties, including strata title and
Word Processing - Level II mortgage financing.
ABTY 1125 Students will create and edit Prerequisites: ABTY 1202 and ABTY
Office Dynamics business documents using advanced 1205
Students will practice career and word processing features. They will
interpersonal skills necessary for participate in individual and group ABTY 1204
success in the workplace. They will work projects simulating a realistic LOP - Wills & Estates
in teams to examine administrative, office environment, with emphasis Students will prepare and process
ergonomic and efficiency functions of a on efficiency, problem solving, wills, codicils, applications for
business office. teamwork, and knowledge of the Letters Probate and Letters of
versatility and advanced capabilities Administration, correspondence
ABTY 1135 of word processing software. regarding estates, distribution and
Computer Competency Prerequisites: ABTY 1145 and 1155 passing of accounts.
Students will produce databases, Prerequisites: ABTY 1202 and ABTY
spreadsheets and reports using ABTY 1227 1205
Microsoft Excel and Access. Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Students will participate in the ABTY 1205
ABTY 1145 desktop publishing process by LOP-Litigation
Word Processing examining design principles and Students will study the process of
Students will produce business producing documents. They will also civil litigation in BC. They will learn
documents using specific features of design and produce personal and the preparation and processing of
word processing software. Proper professional documents, including civil litigation documents, including
formatting, proofreading, and attention letterhead, business cards, flyers, trial procedures and collections
to detail will be emphasized. brochures, newsletters, reports, procedures resulting from court
and manuals. They will use advanced judgments.
ABTY 1155 word processing features to create
Business Communications and produce these documents. ABTY 1206
Students will practice English Language Co-requisite: ABTY 1226 LOP-Family Law
Skills, applying the mechanics of style, Students will be introduced to the
developing proofreading and editing ABTY 1228 process of family law in BC. They
skills and using words effectively. They Job Preparation and will learn the preparation and
will apply these skills to a variety of Practicum/Project (Admin Asst) processing of family law documents,
business communications. This course provides the student including trial procedures and
with effective employment search collections procedures resulting
ABTY 1223 skills. The student will gain practical from court judgments. Student
Computerized Bookkeeping knowledge of an office environment. centered instruction will focus on
Students will review accounting The student will, at the discretion the legal procedures and
concepts and will use Simply Accounting. of the instructor, be assigned to an documentation related to marriage
They will use comprehensive simulation office for a two-week work agreements, separation agreements,
projects to apply the accounting experience or be required to submit division of family assets and
concepts. a project relating to office employ- defended and undefended divorces.
Prerequisites: ABTY 1115 and 1155 ment. Students will become familiar with
Co-requisites: Term II courses the requirements of the Divorce
ABTY 1224 Act and the Family Relations Act.
Information Processing ABTY 1202 Prerequisites: ABTY 1202 and ABTY
Students will use advanced features of LOP-Corporate Law 1205
electronic spreadsheets and databases Students will study the BC Company
as applied to business-based projects. Act, and the terminology and ABTY 1399
They will participate in the procedures relating to corporate Job Preparation and
administration and design of data law. They will prepare and process Practicum/Project (Legal)
management systems. the documentation required for This course provides the student
Prerequisites: ABTY 1135 and 1155 incorporation of a company, for with effective employment search
post-incorporation, for annual skills. The student will gain practical
ABTY 1225 requirements and for registration knowledge of an office environment.
Executive Support and filing with the Registrar of The student will, at the discretion
Students will gain experience in office Companies. of the instructor, be assigned to an
systems that support management office for a two-week work
success. They will set up meetings, experience or be required to submit
create agendas, take minutes and follow a project relating to office employ-
through with assigned tasks. Students ment.
will use presentation software to create Co-requisites: ABTY 1203, ABTY
and deliver proposals, reports, and 1204, ABTY 1206
Are there opportunities for continuing business education at Kwantlen?
Yes!! Although the Applied Business Technology Diploma is currently under review and not being offered Fall
2006/Spring 2007, students may still complete the 30 additional credits necessary to ladder into the Bachelor of
Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree.
Why consider further education?
Compete for advancement, increased recognition and increased
Study full time or part time!!
Flexibility in course selection!!
Opportunity to ladder into the Bachelor of Business Administration in
Entrepreneurial Leadership Degree!!
General Admission requirements apply.
ABT Certificate is normally the first year although some students may complete some of these additional courses
prior to enrolling in the ABT Certificate program.
What courses will I take?
ACCT 1230 * Business Statistics CMNS 1140 Business and Technical Communication:
Theory and Application
ACCT 2293 * or Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 1110 *and Principles of Accounting I ENGL 1100 Writing, Reading, and Thinking: An
ACCT 1210 * Principles of Accounting II Introduction
BUSI 1210 * or Essentials of Management 6 credits Liberal education courses outside
BUSI 1215 * Organizational Behavior School of Business
CBSY 1105 * or Intro. Microcomputer Applications
CBSY 2205 * Computers and Information Processing
ECON 1101 * or Foundation of Economics
ECON 1150 * or Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1250 * Principles of Macroeconomics
MRKT 1199 * Introduction to Marketing
Courses marked with an * are required bridging courses
for entry into the BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership
For more information
Visit www.kwantlen.ca or call 604-599-3283