Apr 14, 2024  
2013-14 Catalog 
2013-14 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.

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Program Design

The Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, Business Office Technology associate degree program provides students with a broad understanding of the court systems and the many fields of law. Students become proficient in keyboarding/data-entry, word processing, legal terminology and legal transcription of computerized communication, office applications and procedures.  Students are encouraged to develop individual areas of interest through elective courses and through part-time and summer employment.

Legal administrative assistants use technology to originate, access, manage and manipulate information. In addition they may function independently in initiating office communications, accessing and tracking records and information, and problem solving the various details of the day-to-day office operations. They participate in the representation of, and communication with, clients and in the preparation of court papers, legal documents and correspondence.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, BOT degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Execute business office procedures used in today’s technological work environment.
  4. Perform and analyze office accounting tasks and activities.
  5. Define and apply legal terminology used when preparing forms, documents and transcribed material.
  6. Acquire up-to-date technology skills in the following areas: word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, computerized accounting, personal information management, web technologies, and speech recognition.
  7. Demonstrate keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted standards.
  8. Recognize and explain the importance of confidentiality in dealing with legal matters.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Business Office Technology Requirements

Total Credits Required: 61-63


Students may elect to substitute BOT* 296: Cooperative/Work Experience  for any equivalent BOT credit course with prior departmental approval.

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