Criminal Law Specialty
Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2254)
Prepares students to work 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 and English. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment as legal secretaries, legal assistants, legal support staff and case assistants in a criminal 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.
- Student will solve problems posed within the legal office environment by assessing information, including identifying issues, identifying 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.
- Student will utilize print material and computer/Internet documents, including Criminal Law software and legal references to produce clear, accurate, and organized documents utilizing word processing applications.
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.
|AJ 151||CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|AJ 161||PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM||3|
|BUS 211||COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY||3|
|LEGL 290||LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I||1-3|
|Plus courses required for the Legal Office Professional--Basic certificate|
|BUS 73||KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY I||1|
|BUS 200A||MICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING||2.5|
|BUS 200B||MICROSOFT WORD: ADVANCED||2.5|
|BUS 206||FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT||2.5|
|BUS 210||BUSINESS ENGLISH||3|
|LEGL 255||INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND LEGAL TERMINOLOGY||3|
|LEGL 270||COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS||2.5|