Legal Office Management: Basic

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02462)

Provides training for individuals who desire to work in supervisory and management positions in the legal office environment. Emphasizes leadership, supervision, and management techniques as well as technical skills required in a legal office setting.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will evaluate documents required in the administration of a legal office and apply this information to provide an efficient and productive legal office environment.
  • Student will train office staff and be open to the ideas and changes proposed by supervisors and staff and their integration into the legal office environment.
  • Student will identify the cultural values and traditions of diverse ethnic groups working within local legal offices and develop a list of ways to positively work as a manager of this diverse group.
  • Student will research office efficiency by identifying, analyzing, and assessing the topic of office efficiency from a variety of sources and apply to specific office situations.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 182KEYBOARDING FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS2
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 206FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT2.5
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
CIS/LIB 151RESEARCH USING THE INTERNET1
LEGL 223LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES2.5
Total Units16.5