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2018-2019 Catalog 
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Legal Administrative Assistant

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If you have a high attention to detail, and are looking for a solid career in the legal field, choose this program to prepare to be a legal administrative assistant, legal receptionist, or legal secretary. Employment choices are many for highly-skilled workers in this field. BTC’s Legal Administrative Assistant Program will provide you a wide range of skills to use with employers such as law firms, government offices, real estate firms, and corporate offices.

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Type 35 words per minute with no more than four errors on a three-minute timed writing.
  • Apply legal terminology and knowledge of legal resources to produce and analyze legal documents.
  • Produce accurate business documents in a variety of file formats using computer technology and applying editing and language skills.
  • Use a spreadsheet program to solve business problems using formulas, functions, lists, and charts.
  • Analyze, calculate, and interpret financial data.
  • Apply techniques for managing time, records, and meetings in an office environment.
  • Use Microsoft Outlook to create electronic messages and contacts, manage multiple calendars, and track tasks.
  • Apply communication and interpersonal skills while providing effective administrative support in a legal office environment.

Program Entry Information

Students may begin this program in any quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a C or better
  • ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092 with a C or better.
  • ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 50 or MATH 090  with a C or better.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Legal Administrative Assistant Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for required courses.


    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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