The Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate of Proficiency offers coursework that develops skills and knowledge specific to the legal industry. Recipients of this certificate can apply all earned credits towards the Business Technology degree program.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Students must be able to touch type at a combined speed and accuracy rate of 25 wpm.  Typing placement test available in Campus Assessment Centers.  Students who do not achieve appropriate score on placement test must complete BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting course and pass with a minimum grade of "C" prior to entrance to this certificate program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to meet the needs of the organization.
  2. Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in personal and professional relationships according to legal office protocol.
  3. Communicate verbally and in writing to co-workers, clients and other professionals using proper media and legal terminology.
  4. Determine and use various office applications software to develop document, and manage legal office project, procedures and systems.
  5. Organize time and resources to manage day-to-day operations that meet legal office guidelines and goals.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
 
IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
 Credit Hours6
First Semester
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
C&CR-1350 Legal Terminology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Math Applications  
Applied Accounting  
Select one of the following: 3
Information & Records Management  
BT-xxxx
Business Technology Elective 
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BT-2150 Legal Document Preparation 3
BT-2220 Business Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
PL-1502 Law Office Technology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communication  
Honors Business Communications  
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours33