Criminal Law Specialty
Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2264)
Prepares students to work in a bilingual (English/Spanish) legal office in the area of criminal law. Emphasizes the research and preparation of legal documents and court forms. Reviews advanced legal terminology. Improves skills in legal word processing in English and Spanish.
Program Student Learning Outcome Statement
- Student will work in a legal office setting interacting with supervisors, co-workers, legal professionals, and the public in a variety of ways, including receiving, clarifying, and providing information and direction in both English and Spanish.
- Student will solve problems posed within the legal office environment by assessing information, including identifying issues, complaints, comparing prices, comparing office systems and software, etc., to determine the best solution/s.
- Student will interact properly and ethically in a legal environment with people of diverse backgrounds at work and in the community providing quality customer service in both English and Spanish.
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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.
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|AJ 151||CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|AJ 161||PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM||3|
|BUS 181||SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION||3|
|BUS 211||COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY||3|
|or BUS 212||BUSINESS COMMUNICATION|
|LEGL 270||COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS||2.5|
|Select 2 units of the following:||2|
|LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I|
|LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II|
|LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III|
|LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV|
|SPAN 216||SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II||5|
|Complete courses required for Legal Office Professional - Bilingual (English/Spanish) - Basic certificate||21-22|