Business Technology - Administrative Support Technology - Legal Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Christanna Campus & John H. Daniel Campus
65 Credit Hours
This curriculum is designed to provide specialized administrative support technology education in the legal field. It is recommended for students interested in a professional career as a legal assistant to an attorney or judge; assistant in a legal office of a corporation, of a university, or of an insurance company; or for employment with municipal, state and federal government agencies. In addition, the program offers basic skills training and advanced training complementary to the information systems demands of the electronic office. This specialization includes training in word processing of legal documents, microcomputer usage, and human relations.
• Legal Clerk
• Office Clerk
• Office and Administrative Support Worker
• Paralegal and Legal Assistant
• Receptionist and Information Clerk
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry in the Administrative Support Technology: Legal Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials (MTE 1-3) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily com pleting the required MTE units or equivalents.
The two-year program combines instruction in many subject areas required for competence as a legal office assistant, legal transcriptionist, legal records clerk, or legal research assistant or paralegal. The curriculum includes courses in general education, administrative support, computers, electives, and five legal courses. Due to prerequisite requirements, the legal and administrative support technology classes should be taken in a specific order. Students are encouraged to consult with faculty advisor to plan their program and to select electives. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology: Legal Specialization.