Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for legal office positions in law firms, courthouses, and business legal offices. Emphasis is on learning legal terminology and preparing legal documents as well as developing communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills; and the use of current web tools and software application programs. The program provides training for students in entry-level positions as well as for those who are upgrading existing skills. 

(Major Code 5050; State CIP Code 22.0301)

Business Office Technology

Prerequisite for Required Courses

Note: Prior to beginning the program, the student must take the following prerequisite, or have taken the equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (if applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the department.

BOT 101Keyboarding0-1
Total Hours0-1

First Semester

BOT 103Business English and Proofreading3
BOT 105Business Document Preparation and Management*3
BOT 130Business Office Procedures3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
LAW 121Introduction to Law3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

BOT 160Legal Document Preparation and Terminology*3
BOT 205Workplace Professionalism1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 228PC Applications II: MS Office*3
HC 130Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions3
LAW 201Advanced Legal Technology*3
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 30-31