Division 2 {II }Behavioral and Social Sciences

Criminal Justice

  1. Explain the principles, theories, and practices of the Criminal Justice System.
  2. Explain the importance of ethics and ethical behavior as they pertain to the administration of justice.
  3. Apply important state, federal, and United States Supreme Court decisions to the administration of justice.
  4. Practice effective oral and written communication as they pertain to the administration of justice.
  5. Locate and critically analyze information from both academic and professional sources.

Criminal Justice Transfer

  1. Explain the principles, theories, and practices of the Criminal Justice system.
  2. Explain the importance of ethics and ethical behavior as they pertain to the administration of justice.
  3. Apply important state, federal, and United States Supreme Court decisions to the administration of justice.
  4. Practice effective oral and written communication as it pertain to the administration of justice.
  5. Locate and critically analyze information from both academic and professional sources.

Human Services

  1. Describe the current state of the American social welfare system and its significant historical antecedents.
  2. Critically examine and explain their personal values and perceptions of various disadvantaged and/or underserved populations.
  3. Practice and critique effective helping skills that form the foundation of a successful helping relationship.
  4. Integrate classroom-based academic knowledge with practical, real-world applications in a supervised agency internship.
  5. Continually build and improve students’ oral and written communication skills as they relate to developing successful helping relationships.

Office Administration, Legal Administrative Assistant

  1. Keyboard at an average minimum rate of 40 words per minute based on the average of five 5-minute timings with no more than five errors while using correct keyboarding technique.
  2. Demonstrate proofreading and text editing skills to include formatting, spelling, confusing words, punctuation, grammar, numbers, capitalization, possessives, and clear/concise writing.
  3. Explain the use of the Microsoft Office suite of programs and other legal specialty software in law office management and in the production of legal materials.
  4. Prepare a variety of court and non-court legal documents from hard copy or voice recording using the most appropriate software.
  5. Explain the role and importance of ethical standards for attorneys and legal office professionals and sanctions for violations.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to perform the basic duties of a legal administrative assistant/legal secretary.

Paralegal Studies

  1. Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda of law.
  2. Use technology to assist with all areas of law office management.
  3. Draft legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings.
  4. Conduct interviews of clients and witnesses while adhering to ethical guidelines.
  5. Attend execution of wills, real estate closings, depositions, court or administrative hearings, and/or trials with the attorney to facilitate document control and management.
  6. Summarize depositions and interrogatories, prepare exhibits, and manage trial notebooks.
  7. Maintain and organize files and calendars.
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