Law Office Administration Associate in Science Degree

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The Law Office Administration Associate in Science Degree prepares the student for a career in the legal arena. The curriculum is designed to develop a working knowledge of the legal 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. This degree requires a total 26.5 units in the major, in addition to other degree requirements.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: (26.5 units)
CTRP 073ACSpelling for Modern Business1
CTRP 073BCPunctuation for Court Report.1
CTRP 071 C Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
CTRP 072 CLegal Procedures4
BUS 055 CBusiness English3
BUS 143 CIntroduction to Legal Research1
CTRP 067 CBasic Vocabulary Development2
CTRP 068 C Advanced Vocabulary Development1.5
CTRP 076 CCourt and Deposition Proc3
CTRP 073DCProofreading1
CTRP 073CC Formatting, Style and Usage1
CTRP 080 CInternship - Law Office2
or CTRP 033 C Internship - Agency Services
or CTRP 034 C Internship - Court Services
BUS 240 CLegal Environment of Business3
Total Units26.5

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in Legal Office Administration including specific aptitudes in Legal and Court Procedures, Legal Terminology and Rhetoric, Legal Research, and Legal Environment of Business. These skills and knowledge are essential for careers in law office administration and paralegal positions. These skills and preparation will allow an individual to branch out into the various areas of law and court system in California. These courses are necessary in order to work in the field of law office administration.