Legal Office Skills Certificate

Program Number: 97-106-4
School Year: 2014-2015
Certificate
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

This certificate assists individuals who have general business/office skills in gaining specialized training for the legal office environment and assists individuals currently in the legal environment to enhance their skills or credential their legal work experience.

Coursework is drawn from the Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degree to provide an overview of the court system and office functions specific to the legal environment. In addition, students develop the skills to prepare documents for court filing in civil, criminal and small claims cases as well as, but not limited to, documents for real estate, family law and corporate law.

This certificate enables students to take associate of applied science degree courses without the time commitment of a full-time program—the credits can later be applied toward a degree if the student desires.

This certificate can be completed part-time during the days or evenings. A combination of instructor-led and Internet courses are available to meet the needs of the working adult.

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Career Opportunities

  • Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
  • Government Secretary
  • Legal Secretary - Private Industry
  • Legal Secretary - Financial Trust Department
  • Receptionist
  • Graduates may work in areas such as bankruptcy law, business and corporate law, civil litigation, criminal law, divorce and family law, estate planning, probate, government law, patent, trademark and copyright law, real estate law, tax law, traffic law or workers' compensation.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
106-120 Document Processing 1
106-167 Legal Processes and Systems 3
106-169 Law Office Applications 3
106-175 Legal Documents Production 1 2
106-176 Legal Documents Production 2 2
106-178 Legal Office Professional 3
Total 14
 

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.