Legal Office Specialist

Business & Technology
Specialized Diploma conferred

Program Narrative
Your education could give you a competitive edge when pursuing employment in an office setting. Northampton's Office Administration diploma programs are designed to prepare you to enter a modern office setting in a short time frame. The programs offer career-specific course work for the student wishing to complete their studies within two semesters. Each program provides course offerings that prepare you to work as a team player in a specialized office environment.

Your studies will state-of-the-art office equipment and computer software. You will learn the marketable skills required to work effectively with other people in an office environment. We emphasize development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics. As you progress through the program, you'll gain critical thinking, priority setting, and decision-making skills needed in today's quality-oriented business environment.

Graduates of this diploma program often go on to gain employment and then pursue NCC's Legal Administrative Assistant associate's degree.

Program Features
This program prepares you for the responsibilities and challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in a legal work environment. Students gain proficiency in technology, human relations, time management and organizational skills. You'll also hone your decision making, and creative thinking.

Our technology training emphasizes legal, word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and communications software applications. You will become an accurate, resourceful, and productive professional, comfortable communicating with other professionals in a legal environment.

The training includes development of the special administrative skills needed to work accurately and effectively in the most demanding legal setting, and prepares the student with knowledge in legal areas including wills and probate, real estate, and legal office procedures. Employment opportunities could include law firms, insurance companies, title companies, large corporations, and government agencies.

Northampton graduates have an excellent employment placement record with area law firms, insurance companies, title companies, large corporations, and government agencies. Employer surveys indicate a very high degree of satisfaction with our graduates.

This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a full- or part-time basis.

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Program Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively in a legal setting.
  • Possess the necessary technical skills operating state-of-the-art equipment and job-specific knowledge related to working in a legal office environment.
  • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values, and ethics needed in the legal profession.
  • Procure an appropriate position in a legal setting with a commitment to lifelong learning to achieve professional growth.

Legal Office Specialist,
Specialized Diploma

Course Code Course Title
Credits
First Semester
OFAD111 or Trends in Office Automation or
3
OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to Windows + Learning the Internet + PowerPoint
OFAD 121 Keyboarding II on Microcomputers
3
OFAD 125 Word Processing Applications
3
OFAD 153 Real Estate Law
3
12
Second Semester
OFAD 163 Legal Office Procedures
3
OFAD 201 Advanced Document Production
3
OFAD 205 Microsoft Office Software Applications
3
OFAD 230 Modern Office Procedures

3

OFAD/PARL ___ OFAD or PARL Elective

3

15
Total Credits
27


Career Potential:
Legal Secretary

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