2014-15 Catalog

Legal Office Assistant

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 tran-scription, communications, and specialized le-gal courses. Graduates are qualified for posi-tions as an assistant in a legal or governmental office.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Of-fice.
  • Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  • 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: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Certificate

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
AOP.100Careers for Office Professional 1
AOP.101Keyboarding & Formatting 1 3
AOP.120Legal Terminology & Concepts 2
BOC.120Customer Service 2
PSY.101 or SOC.101Introduction to Psychology 3
SPE.110Interpersonal Communication 3
Spring Semester
AOP.102Keyboarding & Formatting 2 3
AOP.201Business English 2
AOP.220Legal Document Processing 3
BOC.101Business Records Management 2
BOC.103Office Technology 3
CIS.112Computer Software Applications 3
 Total Program Hours: 30.0
 

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

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Courses

BLA.201 Legal Environment of Business33

This course is the study of the economic, business, political, and social values or forces which cause law related to business activities to come into existence and change. Topics include legal history, philosophy, and judicial processes related to contracts, agencies, sales, and secured transactions.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BLA.202 Business Law33

This course is a basic explanation of the legal rights and responsibilities of businesses in both the public and private sectors. It is relevant to future managers and integrates ethics and social responsibility, international and contemporary business issues, and e-commerce in organizations. Current legal cases and ethical dilemmas are used to illustrate and reinforce legal regulations.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only