Legal Office Management

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2463)

Provides training for individuals who desire to work in managerial positions in a legal office environment or who desire to advance in their careers. Emphasizes leadership, communication, supervisory, managerial, and technical skills required in the legal office setting. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment as a law office manager/administrator, office supervisor, human resources officer, personnel officer, in a law office environment, legal services, local or State government agencies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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 interact properly and ethically in a legal environment with people of diverse backgrounds and determine how to manage the various individuals in a sensitive and respectful manner.
  • Student will research office efficiency by identifying, analyzing, and assessing the topic of office efficiency from a variety of sources and apply results 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
ACCT 7BASIC BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING3
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
LEGL 225LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT3
LEGL 270COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS2.5
LEGL 290LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I1-3
Plus the courses required for the Legal Office Management-Basic certificate
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 200BMICROSOFT WORD: ADVANCED2.5
BUS 206FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT2.5
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
LEGL 255INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL TERMINOLOGY3
Total Units26-28