Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

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The Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate prepares the student to work in a variety of venues related to the legal profession including positions as a legal administrative assistant in a law office, or in the court system, and in a variety of other legal settings. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 19 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence (19 units):
CTRP 073ACSpelling for Modern Business1
CTRP 073BCPunctuation for Court Report.1
CTRP 071 C Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
CIS 102 CMS Word Business Apps4
CTRP 072 CLegal Procedures4
BUS 055 CBusiness English3
BUS 143 CIntroduction to Legal Research1
CTRP 080 CInternship - Law Office2
Total Units19

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the entry-level skills to work in a variety of venues related to the legal profession or the California court system. The certificate is designed for students seeking employment in a law office, the court services division of the state courts, or in a variety of other legal settings. The coursework provides the student with a basic knowledge of law office procedures, English, legal terminology, and MS word applications. This coursework is necessary for employment as a Legal Administrative Assistant.