Pursue a career as a legal assistant in a law firm, courthouse, government agency or any other office engaging in legal work. The duties of a legal assistant vary, depending on the type of office. Office duties may include answering the phone, greeting clients, scheduling appointments, filing, transcribing documents, preparing billings and assisting attorneys during meetings. This program is designed to provide students with specialized administrative skills and the background in legal terminology, document preparation and office procedures.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(15 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1800 Business Law
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1020 Administrative Office Procedures
ADS 1201 Civil Litigation and Criminal Law
ADS 1202 Corporate and Real Estate Law
ADS 1203 Family Law and Estate Planning/Probate
ADS 1204 Legal Documentation
ADS 1205 Legal Office Management
ADS 2030 Word
ADS 2201 Legal Research
ADS 2202 Advanced Legal Practices
GSCI 1401 Computer Technology
GSIS 1403 Professional Developmental Skills
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
Total Credits: 39  
Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1812 Payroll Preparation
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 1027 Business Environment
ADS 1042 PowerPoint
ADS 1053 Excel
ADS 1300 Medical Terminology
ADS 2010 Desktop Publishing
ADS 2015 Introduction to Project Management
ADS 2045 Advanced Word Processing
ADS 2290 Legal Assistant Internship 2-6*
Total Credits: 9  
Total Diploma Credits: 48  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.