Legal Administrative Assistant Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Office Administration

(Legal Administrative Assistant)

Credits required 62-66

Dean TBA

Program contact Diana Yohe, Coordinator Office Administration - Legal Administrative Assistant and Professor of Office Administration/Paralegal, ext. 2404

Program Goals Statement

Students completing this option are prepared to work in law offices, courts, corporate legal departments, law schools, and a wide range of other office settings. Students develop skills in law office procedures, legal document processing, use of software (Microsoft Office programs and legal specialty programs), legal ethics, proofreading, and editing.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Related Programs

Legal Office Certificate, Office Administration Certificate, Office Technologies Certificate

Program Information

Gain work experience by participating in CED 210 which places students in office positions related to their academic program.

OFC 102 or a demonstrated keyboarding speed of 20 wpm based on a three-minute timing administered by the Office Administration department chair is a prerequisite to OFC 113 and OFC 117.

Some courses are only offered in the fall or spring semesters.

Recommendations

Take developmental courses needed prior to enrolling in ENG 101.

Any student wishing to receive transfer credit for an OFC course that qualifies must follow the PEL (Prior Experiential Learning) procedures provided in the Academic Information section of this catalog. The student must initiate the process with the department chair and appropriate faculty member.

Related Programs

Legal Office Certificate, Office Administration Certificate, Office Technologies Certificate

After BCC

Employment in a variety of settings, including law firms, corporate law departments, financial institutions, government agencies, or courts. Some graduates continue studies in paralegal and/or law.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:25

Elective Courses

Elective - Science

3-4 credits

Program Courses

LGL 160Law Office Technology

3 credits

LGL 180Introduction to Law

3 credits

LGL 281Law Office Procedures

3 credits

LGL 282Legal Document Processing

3 credits

LGL 284Legal Transcription

3 credits

OFC 102Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:31

OFC 102: (May be waived by previous course or passing a keyboarding test administered by the Office Administration department chair.)

Choose one of the following

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

LGL 290Legal Studies Seminar

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

LGL 180Introduction to Law

3 credits

OFC 102Computer Keyboarding

1 credit

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

LGL 281Law Office Procedures

3 credits

LGL 282Legal Document Processing

3 credits

OFC 215Records Management

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - summer

Consider taking Gen Ed courses to reduce semester load.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

OFC 214Advanced Microsoft Word

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ACC 114Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

1 credit

BUS 251Business Law

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

LGL 160Law Office Technology

3 credits

LGL 284Legal Transcription

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

And

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

Or

LGL 290Legal Studies Seminar

3 credits

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