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Administrative Business Technology/Health Information Technology - Legal (A.A.S.)–The legal option offers students the opportunity to learn skills in keyboarding, word processing, and legal procedures. The legal curriculum concentrates on the areas of civil litigation, wills and probates, and real estate. In addition, students will learn about the Federal and New York Court Systems. Graduates are qualified to work in law firms, which are engaged in general or specialized practice or in legal departments of large corporations, civil service, insurance companies, law publishers, or the courts. During the final semester, all students participate in a legal internship program. Students intern in law firms, the Nassau County District Attorney's office, the Probation Department, or in the Courts.

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A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5005

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
ABT 102 College Keyboarding (1) 3
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications I 3
ABT 127 Legal Office Procedures I 3
ABT 230 Web Page Formatting 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (2)
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester Credits
ABT 110 Integrated Software I 3
ABT 128 Legal Office Procedures II 3
ABT 245 Administrative Management 3
English Elective (3) 3
HED Health Elective or
PED Physical Education Elective
Social Science Elective (4) 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Third Semester Credits
ABT 105 Administrative Business Technology Workshop 3
ABT 107 Machine Transcription 3
ABT 119 Integrated Software II 3
ABT 244 Business Writing 4
Laboratory Science Elective (5) 4
Total Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester Credits
ABT 205 Administrative Business Technology Internship 3
Administrative Business Technology Elective (6) 3
Humanities Elective (7) 3
Mathematics Elective (8) 3
Social Science Elective (4)
Total Semester Credits 15

1. Students are expected to type a minimum of 30 wpm before entering ABT 102 (College Keyboarding). Students who do not meet this requirement need to take ABT 100 (Fundamentals of Keyboarding) prior to entering the program.

2. Depending on placement.

3. Choose from:
    - COM 101 Interpersonal Communications,
    - ENG 102 Composition II,
    - ENG 105 Grammar: Structure and Strategy or
    - ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II.

4. SUNY GER Social Sciences.

5. SUNY GER Natural Sciences.

6. Choose from:
    - ABT 120 Office Tech Desktop Publishing or
    - HIT 151 Medical Terminology.

7. SUNY GER Humanities.

8. SUNY GER Mathematics.