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Administrative Business Technology /Health Information Technology - Legal (Cert.) – The legal option offers students the opportunity to acquire computer skills, legal procedures skills, and to learn about the Federal and New York State Court Systems. The legal curriculum concentrates on the areas of civil litigation, wills and probates, and real estate. 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 the Courts.

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ABT/HIT - Legal
Hegis Code: 5005

Total Credits: 33

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)
LAW 103 Business Law I, or
LAW 105 Introduction to Current Law, or
LAW 201 The Nature and Functions of Law
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester Credits
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications 3
ABT 114 Presentation Software Basics 1
ABT 115 Spreadsheet Basics 1
ABT 128 Legal Office Procedures II 3
ABT 129 Medical Malpractice Office Procedures 3
ABT 205 Administrative Business Technology Internship 3
Total Semester Credits 14
Third Semester Credits
ABT 244 Business Writing 4
Total Semester Credits 4

1. Students are expected to type a minimum of 30 wpm before entering the certificate program. Students who do not meet this requirement should take ABT 100 (Fundamentals of Keyboarding) prior to entering the program. Contact the ABT/HIT Department for placement information.

2. Depending on placement.

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