Legal Administrative Assistant

The Legal Administrative Assistant program provides training for specialized secretarial work in law offices as well as in banks, insurance companies, real estate firms, and other business and civil service organizations with legal departments.

Program Goals:

  • To prepare students in communication skills,problem solving, and computational skillsrequired in business and office environments;
  • To prepare students to manage an office or smallbusiness;
  • To develop students’ interpersonal skills(soft skills) such as leadership, delegation ofauthority, accountability, consensus building,communication, conflict resolution, andteambuilding.

Career Options:

Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Administrative Office Management may find employment in management and/ or supervisory level positions in variety of office environments.

Certificate of Achievement: Computer Business Technology Legal Administrative Assistant

Courses required for the CertificateUnits
CBTE 94, Introduction to Computer Keyboarding
or
CBTE 95, Keyboarding Skill Development

1
CBTE 114, Introduction to Microsoft Windows
1
CBTE 120, Beginning Microsoft Word
2
CBTE 122, Intermediate Microsoft Word
3
CBTE 127, Introduction to PowerPoint
2
CBTE 140, Microsoft Excel
2
CBTE 164, Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
1
CBTE 205, Records Management
3
CBTE 210, Computers in Business or
CBTE 211, Office Administration

3
LEGL 100A Introduction to Paralegalism1
LEGL 100B Legal Procedures2
BUSE 101, Business Mathematics3
BUSE 119 Business Communications3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment3
Total:30

Associate in Science Degree: Computer Business Technology Legal Administrative Assistant


The Legal Administrative Assistant Associate Degree is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to find employment or to advance in their currently held positions at companies and/or organizations with legal departments.

Program Goals:

  • To prepare students in document processing,data management, and presentation skills;

  • To prepare students in records management for legal departments;

  • To prepare students with the communication and computational skills required in legal office environments;

  • To prepare students in basic administration andoffice management.

Career Options:

The Legal Administrative Assistant program provides training for specialized administrative work in law offices as well as in banks, insurance companies, real estate firms, and other business and civil service organizations with legal departments.

Courses required for the CertificateUnits
CBTE 94, Introduction to Computer Keyboarding
or
CBTE 95, Keyboarding Skill Development

1
CBTE 114, Introduction to Microsoft Windows
1
CBTE 120, Beginning Microsoft Word
2
CBTE 122, Intermediate Microsoft Word
3
CBTE 127, Introduction to PowerPoint
2
CBTE 140, Microsoft Excel
2
CBTE 164, Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
1
CBTE 205, Records Management
3
LEGL 100A Introduction to Paralegalism1
LEGL 100B Legal Procedures2
BUSE 101, Business Mathematics3
BUSE 119, Business Communications3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment3
 CBTE 210, Computers in Business
or
CBTE 211, Office Administration
3
Total:32

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree in your SDCC Catalog and speak with a counselor.
Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.
Recommended Electives: Business 150; Computer Business Technology 162.