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Legal Administrative Professional — Accelerated
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 10-106-3.AA


For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — This Accelerated program is designed for professional adults; you attend class one night each week, year-round. To earn the A.A.S. degree, General Studies courses must be completed in addition to the Accelerated schedule of Technical Studies courses.

Graduates of the Legal Administrative Professional – Accelerated associate degree program work in the many areas of law such as bankruptcy law; business and corporate law; civil litigation; criminal law; divorce and family law; wills, trusts and estates; government law; patent, trademark and copyright law; personal injury and property damage; and real estate or worker’s compensation.

Students learn legal ethics, confidentiality and professionalism; legal terminology and court structure; how to prepare legal documents using word processing, spreadsheet and database software; billing and managing financial records; and legal docket and case management software. Students will participate in the Legal Administrative Professional Internship course OFTECH-192.


Keys to your success in the program are a firm grasp of English usage and an ability to express yourself orally and in writing. You should be highly proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary and proofreading, have a pleasing telephone personality, and have an ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality. A strong personal and professional code of ethics is essential.


Dual Degree Option — Complete two additional courses to earn the Administrative Professional - Accelerated associate degree. See your program advisor for details. 

 

Career Outlook — Legal administrative professionals trained to work in law offices are in demand. As caseloads in courts and law offices increase, so does the demand for legal support staff to manage the associated paperwork. Some duties that legal administrative professionals commonly perform include preparing papers and correspondence of a legal nature, arranging and scheduling calendar of appointments, and keeping confidential reports and personal records.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Demonstrate effective office/business communication
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine legal office procedures
  • Manage legal projects
  • Maintain business relationships
  • Model professionalism in the law/business environment

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Two years of work experience (full-time or part-time)

 

Possible Careers:
Legal Administrative Professional in:
   Bankruptcy Law
   Business and Corporate Law
   Civil Litigation
   Criminal Law
   Divorce and Family Law
   Government Law
   Probate Law
   Real Estate Law


Related Programs:
Administrative Professional - Accelerated
Paralegal


Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

 

( ) = Sequence Order for Accelerated Students                                                                                                                              Credits

 


(1)


OFTECH-101


Windows and MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts


3

 

(1)

OFTECH-103

Keyboard and Keypad

1

(1)

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials

3

 

(1)

OFTECH-136

Keyboarding Skill Development 1 ‡

1

 

(1) RBUS-102 Mathematics of Business  3 

(1)

RBUS-141

Legal Terminology and Court Structure

3

 

(2)

OFTECH-102

Office Technologies ‡

3

(2)

OFTECH-119

Information Management

3

 

(2)

BADM-165

Legal Environment of Business

3

 

(2)

OFTECH-133

Business Document Production 1 ‡

3

 

(S)

OFTECH-134

Legal Document Production ‡

3

(S)

ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting

3

(3) BADM-166 Advanced Legal Issues ‡  3

(3)

OFTECH-147

Machine Transcription — Proofreading/Editing Legal ‡

3

 

(3)

OFTECH-184

MS Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint ‡

3

 

(3)

OFTECH-164

Legal Office Procedures ‡

3

 

(4)

RBUS-111

Business Communications ‡

3

(4)

RBUS-180

Business Career Planning

 1

(4)

OFTECH-192

Legal Administrative Professional Internship ‡

1

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3

 

 

 


NATSCI-169

Energy in Nature, Technology and Society


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

‡ Prerequisite required.

(S): Summer

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated June 2014.