Legal Office Assistant-Bilingual (English/Spanish) Intensive Training

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: B2455)

The Legal Office Assistant —Bilingual (English/Spanish) Intensive Training 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. Students who successfully complete the program will gain a bilingual (English/Spanish) entry-level employment as a receptionist, or legal support staff in a law office environment, legal services, local or state government agencies.

El programa intensivo de Asistente Legal Bilingüe (inglés/español) prepara a los estudiantes para trabajar en un despacho jurídico.  Nuestro programa está diseñado para proveer al estudiante, lo básico en tecnología y los conocimientos necesarios para trabajar en una oficina legal.  Los estudiantes que logren terminar este programa con éxito, podrán ser empleados como recepcionistas, personal de apoyo legal en un despacho jurídico, y en oficinas de gobierno local o estatal.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Solve problems posed within the legal office environment by assessing information, including identifying issues, identifying complaints, comparing prices, comparing office systems and software, contacting legal professionals, etc., to determine the best solution/s.
  • 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.
  • 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 71KEYBOARDING II1
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 200BMICROSOFT WORD: ADVANCED2.5
BUS 206FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT2.5
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 229LEGAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)3
LEGL 270COMPUTER SKILLS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS2.5
LEGL 290LEGAL COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I1-3
Total Units18-20