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Administrative Business Technology – Legal (A.A.S.)
The legal option offers students the opportunity to learn skills in keyboarding, word processing, and legal office procedures. The legal curriculum concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, medical malpractice office procedures and documents, contracts, 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 in legal departments of large corporations, civil service, insurance companies, law publishers, and the courts. During the final semester, all students participate in a legal internship program. Students intern in law firms, in a legal area in a hospital or business, the Nassau County District Attorney's office, or in the Nassau County court system.

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ABT – Legal
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5005

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
ABT 102 College Keyboarding (1) 3
ABT 127 Legal Office Procedures I 3
ABT 245 Administrative Management 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I, or
ENG 101 Composition I, or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (2)
3
LAW 103 Business Law I, or
LAW 105 Introduction to Current Law, or
LAW 201 The Law: Current Issues in Society
3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Second Semester Credits
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications 3
ABT 128 Legal Office Procedures II 3
Administrative Business Technology Elective (3) 3
English Elective (4) 3
HED Health Elective or
PED Physical Education Elective
2
Social Science Elective (5) 3
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Third Semester Credits
ABT 105 Administrative Business Technology Workshop 3
ABT 110 Integrated Software I 3
ABT 129 Medical Malpractice Office Procedures 3
ABT 244 Business Writing 4
Laboratory Science Elective (6) 4
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ABT 205 Administrative Business Technology Internship 3
Humanities Elective (7) 3
HCA 280 Medicolegal Aspects of Healthcare Administration, or
LAW 104 Business Law II, or
LAW 105 Introduction to Current Law, or
LAW 201 The Law: Current Issues in Society
3
Mathematics Elective (8) 3
Social Science Elective (9)
3
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 are invited to take ABT 100 (Fundamentals of Keyboarding) prior to entering the program. Contact the ABT/HIT Department for placement information.
  2. Depending on placement
  3. Choose from:
    • ABT 120 Desktop Publishing, or
    • ABT 230 Web Page Formatting, or
    • ABT 254 Medical Workshop, or
    • HCA 180 Introduction to Healthcare Administration, or
    • HIT 151 Medical Terminology.
  4. Choose from:
    • COM 101 Interpersonal Communications, or
    • ENG 102 Composition II, or
    • ENG 103 Writing in the Sciences, or
    • ENG 105 Grammar: Structure and Strategy, or
    • ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II.
  5. Choose from:
    • SUNY GER Western Civilization
    • SUNY GER Other World Civilizations
    • SUNY GER American History
  6. SUNY GER Natural Sciences
  7. Choose from:
    • SUNY GER Foreign Languages
    • SUNY GER Humanities
    • SUNY GER The Arts
  8. SUNY GER Mathematics
  9. SUNY GER Social Science