Administrative Technology-Legal

Program Description

The Administrative Technology—Legal Option program maintains student learning as its main priority and is committed to excellence in a learning environment that emphasizes procedures in a legal office, problem solving, and skilled use of computer business software applications to provide for workforce development,  career preparation, and lifelong learning. The increasing complexities of today’s legal office have created the need for highly skilled employees who possess the knowledge and confidence necessary to handle a wide variety of administrative and legal office tasks. Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Administrative Technology—Legal Option, the graduate will be able to demonstrate knowledge that is specific to the legal office and gain real-life experience through placement in a legal office internship.

REQUIRED COURSES for Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Description Hours
AT 136 Comprehensive Word Processing (EDGE) 3
ENL 111 Written Communication1 3
LAW 101 General Law I2 3
MAT Math Elective3 3
MG 101 Introduction to Business2 (EDGE) 3
AT 104 Records Management2 3
AT 114 Keyboarding II4 (EDGE) 3
AC 103 Intro to Accounting2 (EDGE) 3
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication2 3
  Social Science/Humanities Elective5 3
AT 240 Comprehensive Transcription/Dictation6 3
AT 255 Desktop Publishing (EDGE) 3
AT 265 Administrative Office Procedures7 (EDGE) 3
LAW 102 General Law II8 3
LAW 213 Computer Applications to the Law Office9 3
AT 261 Integrated Document Formatting10 3
AT 290 Internship11 3
IT 150 Applications to Spreadsheets12 3
  General Education Elective13 3
  Elective14 3

1 ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2 AC 103, AT 104, COM 125, MG 101, LAW 101 have a prerequisite of REA 098 or placement in 100-level reading.
3 Choose from any MAT 100-level course.
4 Students must demonstrate a minimum 35 wpm with 5 or fewer errors before they can enroll in AT 114. AT 114 has a prerequisite of AT 136 or permission.
5 Choose from ART, EC, HIST, HMN, MUSI, PSYC, SPAN, SS, 100-level or above, or HMN 120.
6 AT 240 has a prerequisite of AT 114.
7 AT 265 has a prerequisite of AT 136.
8 LAW 102 has a prerequisite of LAW 101.
9 LAW 213 has a prerequisite of AT 136 or IT 101.
10 AT 261 has a prerequisite of AT 114.
11 AT 290 has a prerequisite of completion of 45 program credit hours or permission.
12 IT 150 has a prerequisite of IT 101, or IT 102.
13 Please choose from any COM, ENL, HMN, MAT, PSYC, SS 100-level or above, or IT 101.
14 Please choose from any 100-level or above course to meet program completion requirement of 60 minimum total credits.

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