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Office Administration, Legal Office Administration Concentration A.A.S. (A25370L)

Location(s): Carrington-Scott Campus (Graham Campus)


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Program Description

Legal is a concentration under the curriculum title of Office Administration. This curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal or government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.

Course work includes terminology, operational procedures, and preparation of documents, computer software, and court-related functions as they relate to the legal office profession. Emphasis is placed on the development of accuracy, organizational skills, discretion, and professionalism.

Graduates should qualify for employment in corporate legal departments; private practices, including real estate and estate planning; and city, state and federal government offices. With appropriate work experience, graduates may apply for certification as a Professional Legal Secretary (PLS).

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrated computer software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics.
  • Demonstrate the use of technology by exhibiting the ability to type 45+ words per minute achieved through typing skills lab, typing test and required typed writing assignment.
  • Display proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite through creating, editing and compiling varies projects and assessments within skills labs.
  • Demonstrate aptitude in records management including creating, proper maintenance and security protocol of office records. Ability to perform administrative office procedures to include finance and bookkeeping.
  • Display knowledge of legal terminology, legal office procedures, and preparation of legal documents.

Students completing a Legal Office Administration Degree will be trained to work in administrative support positions in an office or legal office environment, such as a corporate legal departments and private practices, including real estate and estate planning and or government offices.

First Year


Fall 1st Semester


Semester Total: 19-20 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Semester Total: 19 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 10-33 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 8-9 Credit Hour(s)


Second Year


Fall 4th Semester


Semester Total: 18 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 5th Semester


Semester Total: 16 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 82-105 Contact Hour(s)


Total: 68-69 Credit Hour(s)


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