Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, Business Office Technology, A.S. Degree
The Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, Business Office Technology associate degree program provides students with a broad understanding of the court systems and the many fields of law. Students become proficient in keyboarding, word processing, legal terminology and legal transcription, office communication skills, integrated office systems and office procedures. Students are encouraged to develop individual areas of interest through elective courses and through part-time and summer employment.
Legal administrative assistants use technology to originate, access, manage and manipulate information. In addition they may function independently in initiating office communications, accessing and tracking records and information, and problem solving the various details of the day-to-day office operations. They participate in the representation of, and communication with, clients and in the preparation of court papers, legal documents and correspondence.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time.
Business Office Technology Requirements
|BOT* 122||Writing Procedures||3|
|BOT* 111||Keyboarding for Information Processing I||3|
|CSA* 114||Web Essentials||2|
|Gen Ed||ENG* 101: Composition||3|
|Gen Ed||PSY* 247: Industrial and Organizational Behavior||3|
|Gen Ed||MAT* 109: Quantitative Literacy or higher||3|
|BOT* 112||Keyboarding for Information Processing II||3|
|BOT* 137||Word Processing Procedures||3|
| BOT* 164
| Office Accounting or
|BOT* 171||Legal Documents||3|
|Gen Ed||ENG* 200: Advanced Composition||3|
|ACC* 121||Introduction to Accounting Software||1|
| BOT* 230
|Microsoft Office Suite Applications or
Introduction to Software Applications
|BOT* 251||Administrative Procedures||3|
|BOT* 270||Legal Terminology and Transcription||3|
|BOT* 231||Advanced Microsoft Office||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 1||3|
|BOT* 220||Computerized Communication||3|
|BOT* 219||Integrated Office||3|
| ENG* 202
ENG* 203/BOT* 139
|Technical Writing or
Grammar, Usage and Style
|Gen Ed||Mode 3||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 5||3-4|
|Total Credits Required: 63-65|
Note: Students may elect to substitute BOT* 296: Cooperative Education/Work Experience for any equivalent BOT credit course with prior departmental approval.
Division of Business, Engineering and Technology: 860-512-2620
Upon successful completion of all Administrative Assistant, Legal Option, BOT degree program requirements, graduates will
1. Read, understand and prepare standard types of business
2. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and human relations skills.
3. Use appropriate business office procedures.
4. Understand and perform office accounting tasks.
5. Demonstrate the use of legal terminology in preparing forms, documents and transcribed material.
6. Possess appropriate skills in the following software: operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, integrating office applications and presentation graphics.
7. Demonstrate speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills.
8. Understand the importance of confidentiality in dealing with
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2623