Legal Administrative Assistant - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 2000 level Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities requirement
Choose one 2000 level 3 credit Humanities course.
3 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 3 credit Math course.
3 cr
Social Science requirement
Choose one 3 credit Social Science course.
3 cr
COMM2518
College Speech
Students develop interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills as well as an understanding of basic communication principles. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
ENGL2515
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
 
15 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
ACCT1218
Spreadsheets Concepts and Applications
This course uses a spreadsheet system for business applications. Procedures used include: document creation, storage, retrieval, major editing, printing, merger of documents, segments and variables, and graph creation. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
ACCT1220
Principles of Bookkeeping I
This course covers the basic accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses. This includes the analyzing of business transactions, recording transactions in a variety of journals and the preparation of financial reports. (Prerequisite: None) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

2 cr
ACCT1231
Database Concepts and Applications
This course will utilize database software for various business applications. (Prerequisite: none) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
ADMS1419
Business Communications
This course provides the study and practice necessary to develop competence in using language effectively and appropriately in business communications. Emphasis is placed on providing a practical grasp of the principles of English usage and style that build the framework for effective business communication. This course develops basic writing techniques for use in composing memos, e-mail messages, and letters. (Prerequisite: ENGL0528 or a minimum score of 78 on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test.) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
ADMS2410
Keyboarding I
Students will learn the alphabetic and number keys by touch using proper techniques on the computer keyboard; improve speed and accuracy; format basic business documents including memos and letters; and proofread and apply language arts skills. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
ADMS2418
Word Processing I & II
This course covers utilization of word processing software to perform basic word processing applications and to increase proficiency in operating word processing software. (Prerequisite or Concurrent: ADMS2410) (4 Credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

Download the Course Outline

4 cr
LEGL1210
Legal Specialties I
This course introduces the student to legal procedures and law office ethics. Students meet with court staff and personnel from local law offices, learn to utilize law libraries and online research tools, and prepare litigation pleadings and standard legal templates through the use of word processing and legal terminology. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
LEGL1212
Legal Specialties II
This course expands on concepts gained from Legal Specialties I, including the study of criminal law where students observe actual court proceedings, real estate law where students tour the County Recorder and Abstract Offices, business law, contract law and estate planning. Students also have the opportunity to job shadow in local offices. (Prerequisite: LEGL1210) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
LEGL1216
Legal Transcription I
This course covers transcription of dictated and rough-draft legal material into a variety of usable legal letters and documents. Emphasis will be on legal terminology, correct formatting, authentic forms and material, editing, proofreading, and correcting errors. (Prerequisite: None) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

Download the Course Outline

4 cr
LEGL1217
Legal Transcription II
This course covers the application of multiple skills as the students continue the use of their transcription skills for transcribing dictated and rough-draft legal documents. Emphasis is placed on correct formatting, editing, proofreading, legal and general spelling and terminology along with communication skills, listening skills and application or grammatical and technical skills. (Prerequisite: LEGL1216) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

Download the Course Outline

4 cr
LEGL1218
Legal Office Procedures I
This course gives a broad exposure to legal terminology, legal ethics and client confidentiality, and the most common duties to be performed in the law office. It provides a strong focus on organization, communication, and teamwork within an office setting. Realistic situations are simulated within the classroom setting. The course will take a hands-on approach to presenting and teaching the main methods of manually storing information in the modern office as well as showing how to file/store and retrieve documents on a computer. A strong emphasis will focus on tracking and calendaring cases and important deadlines. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
LEGL1219
Legal Office Procedures II
This advanced skill building course is a continuation of Legal Office Procedures I, allowing a broader array of projects and more in-depth skill building. It enables the student to obtain a specialist's background in completing legal materials. Students are given experience in performing a wide range of office activities under realistic conditions. They will complete a divorce packet utilizing the HotDocs program which will combine all skills previously learned to include: interviewing clients, telephone techniques, file management, letter writing, document preparation and diary/tracking systems. The students will job shadow at the offices of private attorneys, court administration, and other government offices. (Prerequisite: LEGL1218) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
LEGL1222
Legal Terminology I
This course covers the phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings of legal terms in eight separate areas of the law through clear language and repetition exercises. This learning approach will enable the student to effectively write and speak using appropriate legal terminology required to succeed in a legal office setting. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
LEGL1243
Legal Internship
This internship will provide the student with a "real world learning experience" in which the student will apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. This internship is for 144 hours and should be completed near the end of the student's coursework to obtain the maximum benefit for both the student and the internship site. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 0 lecture/0 lab/3 OJT)

Download the Course Outline

3 cr
 
45 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 60



MnSCU Logo © 2015 Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical

RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | P.O. Box 409 | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

Southeast Technical is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible.
A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling (877) 853-TECH (8324) or (507) 453-2700.