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Legal Administrative Assistant

Degrees

A.S., Legal Administrative Assistant

Certificates

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

A.S., Legal Administrative Assistant (60 credits)

Purpose: This program is designed for students interested in a concentrated program in the legal administrative assistant field. Lawyers must rely on competent, skillful assistants who are flexible, resourceful and responsible. Legal administrative assistants, also known as legal secretaries, are indispensable assets to the legal profession. Students learn the responsibilities of the legal administrative assistant, including a complete introduction to the law, legal procedures and court systems, as well as necessary office and computer skills. Graduates may become employed in private attorneys’ offices, corporate legal departments or governmental legal offices.

Legal Administrative Assistant Curriculum (30 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
OSYS 1101 Keyboarding 2cr
OSYS 1189 Office Systems Internship - Legal Administrative Assistant1 4cr
OSYS 2220 Legal Machine Transcription 2cr
CIS 1110 Microsoft Word 3cr
CIS 1130 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1cr
CIS 1135 PowerPoint 1cr
CIS 1150 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1cr
PA 1102 Introduction to the Law and Contracts 4cr
PA 1115 Law Office Procedures and Technology 2cr
PA 2201 OR
PA 2202
Family Law
Litigation and Trial Practice
3cr
ENG 1130 Writing and Research for the Professions 3cr
Electives in CIS, PA, or BUS 4cr
Total Credits: 30

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits):

Course Number Title Credits

1Students must obtain director’s written approval one semester in advance of registration for internship.

ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1111 OR
ENG 1114
Research Writing in the Disciplines OR 
Research Paper
2-3cr
COMM 1100, 1110, 2230, OR 2240 3cr
Math or Science with Lab
(See Goal 3 or 4 of MnTC)
3cr
History/Social Science/Behavioral Science
(See Goal 5 of MnTC)
3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature
(See Goal 6 of MnTC)
3cr
Goals 7-10 Any Course (See MnTC) 3cr
Liberal Arts Electives
(Restricted to MnTC courses
8-9cr
Total Credits: 30

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate (28 credits)

Purpose: This program is designed for students interested in a concentrated program in the legal administrative assistant field. Lawyers must rely on competent, skillful assistants who are flexible, resourceful, and responsible. Legal administrative assistants, also known as legal secretaries, are indispensable assets to the legal profession. Students learn the responsibilities of the legal administrative assistant, including a complete introduction to the law, legal procedures, and court systems, as well as necessary office and computer skills. Graduates may become employed in private attorneys’ offices, corporate legal departments, or governmental legal offices.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Legal Administrative Assistant Curriculum (28 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
OSYS 1101 Keyboarding 2cr
OSYS 1189 Office Systems Internship-Legal Administrative Assistant1 2cr
OSYS 2220 Legal Machine Transcription 2cr
CIS 1110 Microsoft Word 3cr
CIS 1130 Introduction to Excel 1cr
CIS 1135 PowerPoint 1cr
CIS 1150 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1cr
PA 1102 Introduction to the Law and Contracts 4cr
PA 1115 Law Office Procedures and Technology 2cr
PA 2201 OR
PA 2202
Family Law
Litigation and Trial Practice
3cr
ENG 1130 Writing and Research for the Professions 3cr
Electives in CIS, PA, or BUS 4cr
Total Credits: 28

Students must obtain the program director's written approval one semester in advance of registration for internship.

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