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2008-2009

 

October 17, 2008


Cowley offering Legal Office Assistant degree, certificates

 

Cowley College is offering students an opportunity to earn a Legal Office Assistant Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a Legal Office Assistant certificate, or a Legal Office Support certificate. The programs can be completed online.

The Legal Office Assistant Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will prepare the student to enter the workforce as a well-qualified legal office assistant with proficiencies in legal office procedures, legal terminology, and legal transcription. Keyboarding, written and oral communications, and word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software skills will also be developed.

Students will acquire skills in proofreading, document formatting, computations, and administrative support. Professionalism and flexibility are also stressed in the program, as employers are looking for employees who exhibit these characteristics.

The Legal Office Assistant certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a legal office assistant. Students will acquire skills in proofreading, document formatting, legal office procedures, legal terminology, legal transcription, business English, and basic accounting.

Students will gain additional skills in records management, advanced computer applications, written and oral communication, and word processing. Professionalism, ethics, and flexibility are also stressed in the program, as employers are looking for employees who exhibit these characteristics.

The certificate can be earned in two semesters.

The Legal Office Support certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level position in a legal office. Students will acquire skills in proofreading, document formatting, legal office procedures, legal terminology, legal transcription, business English, and basic accounting. Professionalism and flexibility are also stressed in the program, as employers are looking for employees who exhibit these characteristics.

The certificate can be earned in one semester.

For more information contact Rae Dale, instructor in the Business/Computer and Information Technology Department, at 620-441-5327.