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    May 27, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog

Office Administration - Legal Office, A.A.S. (A25370LX)

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The Office Administration-Legal Office curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal or government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.

Course work includes terminology, operational procedures, preparation and transcription of documents, computer software, and court-related functions as they relate to the legal office profession. Emphasis is placed on the development of accuracy, organizational skills, discretion, and professionalism.

Graduates should qualify for employment in corporate legal departments; private practices, including real estate and estate planning; and city, state, and federal government offices. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate effective written communication techniques related to office administration.
  2. Demonstrate, identify and assess appropriate procedures for creating, formatting, and transcribing legal office documents.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of legal terminology and abbreviations used in legal offices and legal information management systems.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Office Administration-Legal Office Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.


Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 12


Total Program Hours: 74


Major course credits earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an associate degree in Office Administration.

Students may complete up to two (2) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the work-based learning office for more information.

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