Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Assistant

Credits required 27

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Vieira

Program contact

Diana Yohe, Coordinator Office Administration - Legal Administrative Assistant and Professor of Office Administration/Paralegal, ext. 2404

Program Goals Statement

This certificate offers a concentrated and short-term way to acquire office skills for employment in law offices and law-related offices. Legal terminology, court procedures, and computer applications are emphasized.

Program Information

  • Gain work experience by participating in CED 210, which places students in office positions related to their academic program.
  • Some courses are offered in the spring or fall semesters.
  • All credits may be applied to an associate’s degree in Office Administration – Legal Administrative Assistant. Nine (9) credits may be applied to the Paralegal Studies certificate.

Related Programs

Office Administration Degree - Legal Administrative Assistant option

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

LGL 160Law Office Technology

3 credits

LGL 180Introduction to Law

3 credits

LGL 281Law Office Procedures

3 credits

LGL 282Legal Document Processing

3 credits

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

LGL 290Legal Studies Seminar

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

LGL 180Introduction to Law

3 credits

OFC 113Introduction to Microsoft Word

3 credits

OFC 117Introduction to Microsoft Office

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

Or

LGL 290Legal Studies Seminar

3 credits

And

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

LGL 160Law Office Technology

3 credits

LGL 281Law Office Procedures

3 credits

LGL 282Legal Document Processing

3 credits

After BCC

Continue studies at BCC for an associate’s degree in Office Administration—Legal Administrative Assistant or expand skills by pursing the Paralegal Studies certificate. Employment in a variety of office settings, including law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions, government agencies, and courts. Some graduates continue studies in paralegal and/or law.

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