Legal Administrative Assistant AAS

The Legal Assistant option provides training in legal office procedures, and the preparation of legal documents. Experience in a law-related office under the Legal Office Experience course is an integral part of the Legal Assistant curriculum. Upon completion of the Legal Assistant program, students will:

  • Produce legal documents from draft, dictation, and forms
  • Understand basic legal research skills and be able to function effectively in a standard law library
  • Maintain office, court calendars, and understand basic office procedures
  • Work effectively with a wide spectrum of legal professionals
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Understand the importance of legal ethics
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to run a variety of computer programs

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

Written Communication
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
HRPT-185HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS3.00
Additional General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits15.00-17.00

Program Requirements

ACCPT-101BASIC ACCOUNTING3.00
CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
CITPT-212SPREADSHEETS AND DATATBASES IN BUSINESS3.00
GNBPT-122MECHANICS OF BUSINESS WRITING I3.00
GNBPT-202FINANCIAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS3.00
GNBPT-245MECHANICS OF BUSINESS WRITING II3.00
LAWPT-219LEGAL TERMINOLOGY3.00
LAWPT-223LEGAL SUPPORT FUNDAMENTALS AND ETHICS3.00
LAWPT-224INTRODUCTION TO LAW3.00
LAWPT-230LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I3.00
LAWPT-265BUSINESS LAW I3.00
LAWPT-274LEGAL PROCEDURES3.00
LAWPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN LAW I3.00
LAWPT-323CIVIL LITIGATION3.00
OFFPT-233OFFICE PROCEDURES3.00
WRPPT-200BUSINESS DOCUMENT PROCESSING6.00
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits51.00

Summary

General Education15
Program Requirements51
Total66