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Certificate of Technical Studies in Legal Assistant

The Legal Assistant program provides classroom and laboratory instruction and experience to students desiring a career as a legal assistant in the legal industry.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Legal Assistant will have demonstrated:

  1. ability to create and edit basic word processing documents involving proper grammatical and formatting skills;
  2. ability to create and edit advanced word processing documents and correspondence as they apply to the legal profession;
  3. ability to create and edit basic electronic spreadsheet documents utilizing basic algebra techniques and skills;
  4. ability to create and edit basic database documents;
  5. ability to create and edit basic presentation documents;
  6. entry level competency in the tasks and duties performed by a legal assistant; and
  7. knowledge of the ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality requirements of the legal assistant position.

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Legal Assistant

First Semester Hours
LSEC 101: Legal Office Concepts I 3
LSEC 150: Legal Ethics and Professionalism 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
Second Semester Hours
LSEC 201: Legal Office Concepts II 3
LSEC 250: Litigation Documentation 3
CIS 115: Software Applications 3
Total credit hours 21
Students must make a "C" or higher in prerequisite courses before enrolling in any given course.  

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