Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook 
  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook

Administrative Support Technology: Legal Specialization, AAS


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(Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses)

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Length: Sixty-five credit hour program

Purpose: 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.

Occupational Objectives:

  • Legal Clerk
  • Office Clerk
  • Office and Administrative Support Worker
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistant
  • Receptionist and Information Clerk

Admission Requirements: 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 completing the required MTE units or equivalents.

Program Description: 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.

Contact For More Information: 

Crystal T. Jones 434-949-1035

 

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Required Courses


Total Credits: 17


Second Semester


Total Credits: 15


Approved Social Science Elective: Choose One of The Following


Students should consult with the institution to which they are transferring to see which social science and humanities courses are required. Please see General Education Elective Course Selection  for a list of acceptable social science and humanities electives.

Total Credits: 18


Fourth Semester


Approved Humanities Elective: Choose One of the Following


Approved Electives: Choose One of the Following


ACC, AST, BUS, FIN, ITE or MKT

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits for Degree: 65


¹Students should consult with the institution to which they are transferring to see which social science and humanities courses are required. Please see General Education Elective Course Selection  for a list of acceptable social science and humanities electives.

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