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Computer Business Office Technology: Legal Secretarial

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

Legal Secretarial is designed to provide training for specialized secretarial/administrative assistant careers in law offices, legal departments of businesses, real estate firms, and civil service. Training includes all phases of administrative/secretarial work with emphasis on business law and legal office procedures.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Business Office Technology: Legal Secretarial will:

  • Demonstrate the use of software applications to accomplish appropriate tasks.
  • Analyze and solve problems related to legal office procedures and administrative operations.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Apply proper administrative operations and procedures for business.

Program Requirements

A major of 30 units is required for the certificate.

Required core courses (21 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 110 Business Law 3.0
BUS 160 Business Communications 3.0
CBOT 131 Introduction to Word Processing 3.0
CBOT 132 Advanced Word Processing 3.0
CBOT 305 Legal Office Procedures 3.0
CBOT 334 Administrative Office Procedures 3.0
PLGL 101 Intro to Paralegal Studies 3.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3.0
BUS 107 Human Relations in Business 3.0
CWE 149 Cooperative Work Experience OCCUPATIONAL 1.0 - 8.0 units
CBIS 141 Microsoft Excel-Comprehensive 3.0
CBIS 142 Microsoft Access-Comprehensive 3.0
CBIS 337 Presentation Design - PowerPoint 3.0
or
CBOT 337 Presentation Design - PowerPoint 3.0
CBOT 302 Records Management 2.0
CBOT 333 Business Desktop Publishing 3.0
PLGL 107 Ethics for Paralegals 1.0
BUS 375 Patents and Copyrights 0.5
BUS 369 Employment Law 0.5