International Business Law Specialty

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2258)

Prepares students to work in a legal office in the area of international business law. Emphasizes the research and preparation of legal documents, and court forms. Reviews advanced legal terminology and improves skills in legal word processing. Students who successfully complete the program will gain entry-level employment as legal secretaries, legal assistants, legal support staff and case assistants in international business law office environment, legal services, local or State government agencies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will work in an international business legal office setting interacting with supervisors, co-workers, international business and legal professionals, 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 such activities as 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 immigration law software and legal references 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 177PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS3
LEGL 256INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR BUSINESS3
LEGL 290LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I1-3
Plus courses required for the Legal Office Professional--Basic certificate
BUS 73KEYBOARDING SPEED AND ACCURACY I1
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
LEGL 270COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS2.5
Total Units24-26