Legal Office Professional: Bilingual (English/Spanish): Basic

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: C2365)

Prepares students to work in a bilingual (English/Spanish) legal office. 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, and the public in a variety of ways, including receiving, clarifying, and providing information and direction in both English and Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Student will utilize print material and computer/Internet documents such as reports, tables, statistics, and reference materials to produce clear, accurate, and organized documents utilizing word processing applications.

Gainful Employment

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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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Program Requirements
BUS 74KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY II1
BUS 96CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES1
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
CIS 92MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE3-4
or CIS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SPAN 215SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I *5
LEGL 223LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES2.5
Total Units21-22
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Native speakers from a Spanish-speaking country who have finished high school or the equivalent in that country will have satisfied the Spanish language requirement. Students who have completed high school in the U.S. and have completed the fourth-year level of Spanish will have satisfied the Spanish language requirement.

Note: Students who have completed BUS 36 may waive the following courses:

BUS 70KEYBOARDING I1
BUS 71KEYBOARDING II1
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
LEGL 223LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES2.5