Program: Legal Office
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-260-01
Length: Twenty-seven (27) credit hours
This program is designed for both part-time and full-time students, and may be completed in 2-3 semesters dependent upon student class load.
Program Head: Cinda Schmitt
Purpose: This program is designed for persons seeking entry-level and specialized legal office skills for positions in a legal office, or for those presently in business who desire to increase their knowledge or update their skills.
Occupational Objectives: The curriculum in Legal Office Career Studies Certificate combines instruction in the areas required for competence as an entry-level employee in business, government, and other organizations. This program prepares students for positions in private law firms, mortgage companies, banks, title insurance companies, private corporations, government, and administrative agencies.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will possess basic skills and knowledge that can lead to an entry-level position as a legal assistant.
Admission Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the Legal Office Career Studies Certificate requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English. Students who are not proficient in these subjects will be required to take developmental courses. To enter the Legal Office Career Studies Certificate program, students must have completed AST 102 or have the equivalent keyboarding skills. Students must demonstrate proficiency in AST 102 by taking and passing the AST 102 Credit-by-Examination with a minimum grade of “B” or by enrolling in the course.
Program Requirements: Candidates must successfully complete all required courses and must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all AST, BUS, ITE, and LGL courses.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.
|Legal Office CSC (221-260-01)
Must complete AST 102 or have equivalent keyboarding skills
|AST141||Word Processing I||3|
|BUS 241||Business Law I||3|
|ITE 115||Intro. Computer App. & Concepts||3|
|AST 205||Business Communications||3|
|AST 234||Records and Database Management||3|
|AST 247||Legal Machine Transcription||3|
|LGL 130||Law Office Admin. & Management||3|
|LGL 230||Legal Transactions||3|
|Total Minimum Credits||27|
1. The one-credit AST Electives must be selected from any of the AST one-credit courses.