Program Description

Legal Support Careers
Office Technology Assistant/Legal Diploma (31 Credits)

Program Description
Legal Office Technology Assistants work with lawyers and other legal support staff. The Legal Office Technology Assistants train on the latest computer technology. They successfully complete courses in litigation, family law, real estate, estate planning, probate, civil, corporate, criminal, and bankruptcy law, and more.

All students are required to purchase a program-specific laptop.

Career Opportunities
Legal Office Technology Assistants become employed in law firms, court administrator offices, and other legal service facilities. There is a strong demand in the legal workplace for Legal Office Technology Assistant graduates.

Gainful Employment Data

Technical Studies Prerequisites
BUSM1207 Basic Keyboarding 1 Credit  
CPTR1205 Basic Computer Skills 2 Credits

» BUSM1207 Basic Keyboarding is a developmental course, required only if students are unable to key text at a speed of 35 words per minute with five or fewer errors on a 2 minute timing. Students must show proof with a high school transcript, Articulated Credit certificate or other documentation showing they have completed a keyboarding course that meets these requirements. Otherwise, this course is available fall and spring semester.

Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
CPTR1210 Introduction to Computers 3 Credits
LEGL1206 Paralegal Basic Law I 3 Credits
LEGL1208 Administrative Legal Office Procedures 3 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
ADMS1203 Intermediate Microsoft Applications 3 Credits
BUSM1217 Business Communications 3 Credits
BUSM1290 Job Seeking/Keeping Skills 1 Credit  
LEGL1204 Administrative Legal Transcription 3 Credits
LEGL1210 Ethics for Legal Professionals 2 Credits
LEGL1215 Paralegal Basic Law II 3 Credits

General Education
  Analytical Writing or Critical Thinking or Logic 3 Credits
  Human Relations or Diversity & Social Justice 3 Credits

Estimated cost for books and supplies: $2,900

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303