Legal Administrative Assistant

Associate in Applied Science

Credits: 93-95  |   Length of Program: 4-6 quarters

Subject: Office Technology and Administration

Office Technology and Administration - Legal Administrative Assistant - Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Legal Administrative Assistant is designed for persons interested in working in a legal office in an administrative support position in the private or public sector.  The program equips the student with a variety of skills used in large or small offices through the study of keyboarding, formatting, communications, human relations, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other related courses. 

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Career Opportunities

Graduates may work in private law firms or with state, county, or other municipal agencies.  Typical duties may include formatting documents and pleadings, composing business correspondence, preparing recording and filing legal documents, and performing receptionist functions.  Technical skills and the ability to adapt to new situations will be important to career advancement. See Business » Office Technology and Administration for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Office Administrative Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, professional practices, and efficient techniques to complete job tasks
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with clients, supervisor, and coworkers
  • Evaluate a workplace problem and apply appropriate strategies and valid reasoning to process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Identify and adjust to workplace differences in order to operate collaboratively and effectively
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in the workplace and evaluate the consequences
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain proficiency with evolving technologies
Ed Plan / Class List
General Education Requirements

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
BUS104 Business Math 5 Credits Search Schedule
Emphasis on solving practical problems in business, including percentages, payroll, simple and compound interest, annuities, discounts, markups, using a calculator. Prerequisite: MATH 094 or higher with a grade of "C" or better and eligible for ENGL& 101.

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Effective Catalog Year 2018-2019

Length of Program

The Office Technology and Administration – Legal Administrative Assistant Program takes a minimum of six quarters of full-time studies for the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Application Process / How to Apply

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Additional Information

Special Program Note: Students who can keyboard by touch may be eligible to bypass keyboarding class and still receive credit through the college’s advanced standing process.  See a faculty advisor to discuss this option.

Revision Date: 
April 17, 2017