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

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

The Legal Office Professional-Bilingual (English/Spanish) Basic program prepares students to work in a bilingual (English/Spanish) legal office. Our curriculum is designed to provide the learner with a foundation of technical and necessary clerical skills for an entry-level employment. Emphasizes structure of the court system, legal terminology-bilingual (English/Spanish), and the preparation of legal documents in the areas of civil litigation, family law, wills and probate, and criminal law. Develops word processing and English/Spanish language skills. An added feature is that students have an option of working toward a legal specialty in family law, civil litigation, criminal law, business law, international business law, immigration law, and will, trusts and probate. Students who successfully complete the program will gain a bilingual (English/Spanish) entry-level employment as legal secretaries, legal assistants, legal support staff and case assistants in a law office environment, legal services, local or State government agencies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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 73KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY I1
BUS 181SPANISH COMPUTER SKILLS FOR INTERPRETATION/TRANSLATION3
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 206FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT2.5
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
LEGL 270COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS2.5
Total Units17.5