Associate in Science Degree Law Office Administration


The Associate in Science Degree Law Office Administration prepares the student for a career in the legal arena. The curriculum is designed to develop a working knowledge of the legal field. The objective of the Law Office Administration AS degree is to provide skill-based training through traditional teaching methods with an emphasis on practical and hands-on application of subject matter, along with a 40-hour internship in the field.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective course to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50 percent of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses Are Listed in Suggested Sequence
CTRP 073ACSpelling for Modern Business1
CTRP 073BCPunctuation - Court Reporting1
CTRP 071 C Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
CTRP 072 CLegal Procedures4
MGT 055 CBusiness English3
MGT 143 CIntroduction to Legal Research1
CTRP 067 CBasic Vocabulary Development2
CTRP 068 C Advanced Vocabulary Development1.5
CTRP 076 C Court and Deposition Procedures1.5-3
CTRP 073DCProofreading1
CTRP 073CC Formatting, Style and Usage1
CTRP 062 C Notary Public Exam Preparation0.5-1
CTRP 080 CInternship: Law Office2
or CTRP 033 C Internship: Agency Services
or CTRP 034 C Internship: Court Services
MGT 240 CLegal Environment of Business3
Total Units25.5-27.5