Pursue a career as a legal administrative assistant in a law firm, courthouse, government agency or any other office engaging in legal work. The duties of a legal administrative 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
(16 Courses)
Course Title Credits
ADS 1007 Keyboarding
ADS 1012 Business Presentations
ADS 1014 Written Business Communications
ADS 1053 Excel
ADS 1200 Legal 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
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSCI 1401 Computer Technology
GSIS 1403 Professional Developmental Skills
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
Total Credits: 44  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 43 while the section is listed as having 44 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
ACCT 1812 Payroll Preparation
ADS 1003 Skillbuilding I
ADS 1026 Access
ADS 1027 Business Environment
ADS 1040 Office Accounting Concepts
ADS 1042 PowerPoint
ADS 1045 Computerized Accounting Basics
ADS 1300 Medical Terminology
ADS 2010 Desktop Publishing
ADS 2015 Introduction to Project Management
ADS 2045 Advanced Word Processing
Total Credits: 9  
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one course from the following three options:
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
SPCH 225 Small Group Communication
SPCH 226 Interpersonal Communications
Total Credits: 3  
Elective Courses
Goal Area 7: Human Diversity
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Total Credits: 3  
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Choose from any Goal area
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 11  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 70