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Administrative Office Technology with Legal Electives, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: 64 academic weeks; 5 terms (day only); 64 credits
Curriculum Code: 35007

Program Description

Administrative Office Technology with Legal Electives students develop skills to prepare for employment as general office professionals in the legal field. Students will be provided with the fundamentals of basic legal and administrative skills used in the legal office environment.

Practical Experience

Students are given an opportunity to train in a legal office environment, learn how to assist attorneys/paralegals and their clients and successfully handle legal office work requirements. Projects in filing, legal document applications, legal software and basic clerical skills are assigned. Simulations, shadowing experiences and field trips also help to enrich the student’s training. Effective communication, team building and problem-solving skills will be stressed. Students are required to complete practical work experience in a local law firm or corporate legal department

Professional Opportunities

Patent office administrative assistant, contracts, administrative assistance, office administrator, legal office assistant and general office assistant.

Unique Aspects

This program prepares students for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Government and Public Administration

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 64

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Fifth Semester

Total Credits: 64

**A grade of “C” or better is required.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective customer service skills. 
  2. Compose legal documents using software tools.
  3. Demonstrate office equipment proficiency.
  4. Revise written communication.
  5. Perform office accounting functions. 
  6. Articulate legal terminology.

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