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Applied Business Technology

Applied Business Technology — Part time

Applications are now open for Fall 2024 (September start) for both the full-time and part-time programs.

Note: ABT will not be running a Winter (January) 2024 intake; the next intake will be Fall 2024 for both the full-time and part-time programs.

How to apply to ABT



16 months

Online, Part time

How to apply

Start date:


Fees & costs


  • Study online part-time. Learning is asynchronous, meaning you will not have set class times but will need to keep up with weekly assignments.
  • Train with experienced instructors on the latest Microsoft Office software.


Join ABT’s part-time program in September. The program runs asynchronously and fully online, and students take the courses in modules following a set schedule.

Developed with working professionals in mind, the part-time program provides the administrative training to expand and elevate graduates’ professional opportunities.

This program is perfect if:

  • You are a working professional with the capacity to study asynchronously while following a prescribed academic schedule.
  • You already have a degree or diploma but want to add some hands-on office administration skills to your portfolio.
  • You have been working in an office environment for some time but would like to refresh your skills to become proficient with new office technology.


Modules Dates Credits
Module 1: Productivity
  • ABT 131: Adaptive Technologies and Keyboarding
  • ABT 133: Word Processing (MS Word)
Sept–Dec 2024 7.5 credits
Module 2: Analysis
  • ABT 137: Spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • ABT 143: Bookkeeping
Jan–Apr 2025 6 credits
Module 3: Professional Communications
  • ABT 111: Office Practices and Management
  • ABT 135: Business English and Communications
May–Jun 2025 4.5 credits
Module 4: Integration
  • ABT 110: Database Management (MS Access)
  • ABT 160: Web-based Business Communications
  • ABT 187: Work Experience or ABT 188: Capstone
Sept–Dec 2025 6 credits


Read Applied Business Technology's course descriptions.


Once you have completed the Applied Business Technology (ABT) program, you will have the business, computer, and office skills necessary to be successful in any office environment. The rapid growth of industry in the Fraser Valley has resulted in a continuing demand for well-trained administrative professionals. ABT graduates are in high demand, and employers often ask specifically for ABT graduates.

UFV's Applied Business Technology program is an excellent addition to a diploma or bachelor's degree, providing practical office administration skills to advance your career.


View Applied Business Technology's entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.


Christine Nehring
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