2016-17 Catalog

Legal Office Professions

Certificate

 www.sandburg.edu/academics/legal-office-assistant

This curriculum prepares students with the skills needed for legal office work, including keyboarding, word processing, machine transcription, communications, and specialized legal courses. Graduates are qualified for positions as an assistant in a legal or governmental office.

Associate in Applied Science

This degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a legal assistant position within a legal or government office. In addition to general office skills, a graduate will acquire expertise in specialized legal software, research, litigation support, electronic discovery, time and billing, and docket management. Also, current legal cases and ethical dilemmas are used to illustrate and reinforce legal regulations.  

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5254

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Certificate

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
AOP.100 Careers for Office Professional 1
AOP.101 Keyboarding & Formatting 1 3
AOP.120 Legal Terminology & Concepts 2
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
PSY.101
Introduction to Psychology
or Positive Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
SPE.110 Interpersonal Communication 3
Spring Semester
AOP.102 Keyboarding & Formatting 2 3
AOP.201 Business English 2
AOP.220 Legal Document Processing 3
BOC.101 Business Records Management 2
BOC.103 Office Technology 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
 Total Semester Hours30

Legal Office Professional - AAS.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
AOP.100 Careers for Office Professional 1
AOP.101 Keyboarding & Formatting 1 3
AOP.120 Legal Terminology & Concepts 2
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
PSY.101
Introduction to Psychology
or Positive Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
SPE.110 Interpersonal Communication 3
Spring Semester
AOP.102 Keyboarding & Formatting 2 3
AOP.201 Business English 2
AOP.220 Legal Document Processing 3
BOC.101 Business Records Management 2
BOC.103 Office Technology 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACC.100 Procedural Accounting 3
AOP.203 Office Procedures 3
BLA.201 Legal Environment of Business 3
BOC.100 Business Mathematics 3
BOC.102 Business Communications 3
Spring Semester
AOP.205 Specialized Software Apps-Legal Office 4
AOP.216 Advanced Word Processing 3
BLA.202 Business Law 3
ICT.112 Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications 1 2
AOP.291
Professional Internship 1
or Professional Internship 2
3
 Total Semester Hours60

Culbertson, Vickie L
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations

Hawkinson, Carrie A
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations

Higgins, Diana D
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations/graphic communications
associate dean of career technical health education