Administrative Support Technology

Legal Specialization

The Legal Specialization track is geared specifically to individuals who want a career as a legal secretary or an entry-level paralegal (a person capable of performing independent legal work under the supervision of an attorney). Small firms often use this qualified employee in a combination of these positions. As shown on the outline that follows, courses include general education courses, computer courses, word processing, and five legal courses. The legal courses are taught in the evening by practicing attorneys or paralegals, but all other courses may be taken in the day or evening.

Any student making less than a “C” on a legal course is encouraged to repeat that course. Required courses include:

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AST 101   Keyboarding I 2 0 2
AST 103   Keyboarding I Lab 0 2 1
ENG 134   Grammar for Writing & Speaking 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Ed. 2 1
LGL 110   Intro. to Law & Legal Asst 3 0 3
LGL 115   Real Estate Law 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     12 4 14

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
AST 102   Keyboarding II 2 0 2
AST 104   Keyboarding II Lab 0 2 1
BUS 121   Business Math 3 0 3
ENG 135   Applied Grammar 3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications
& Concepts
3 0 3
ITE 115L   Intro. to Computer Applications
& Concepts (Lab)
0 2 1
LGL 226   Real Estate Abstracting 3 0 3
Total     14 4 16

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AST 113   Speedbuilding 0 2 1
AST 238   MS Word 2 0 2
AST 239   MS Word Lab 0 2 1
HLT/PED   Health/Physical Ed. 0 2 1
NAS 105 or
MTH 120
  Science or Math Elective 3 0 3
Total     5 6 8

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3
AST 234   Records & Database Mgt. 3 0 3
BUS 235   Business Letter Writing 3 0 3
LGL 125   Legal Research 3 0 3
AST 243 Office Administration I 3 0 3
Total     15 0 15
 

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fifth Semester      
SDV 106   Job Search Strategies 1 0 1
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
SPA 103   Basic Spoken Spanish 3 0 3
LGL 216   Trial Prep & Discovery 3 0 3
AST 265   Legal Office Procedures/ Internship 3 0 3
AST 244   Office Administration II 3 0 3
Total     16 0 16

Total Minimum Credits for the
Associate of Applied Science Degree
in Administrative Support Technology
(Legal Specialization).............................................................69

 

 

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