Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Concentration (LGAD) – Community College of Rhode Island

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Concentration (LGAD)

Associate in Science Degree in Administrative Office Technology (AS_ADOT)

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
Knight Campus, Warwick
This program is available full time or part time, days or evenings.

studentThe Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary concentration prepares students for careers such as legal secretary, legal transcriptionist and legal office assistants who work in a variety of office settings including law offices, legal departments and insurance companies. Career opportunities for the graduates of this program are expected to remain constant.

Students who successfully complete this program demonstrate the ability to understand basic legal terminology, the elements of legal style and the use of standard clauses within legal documents and forms. Students develop high-level skills in managing a law office and in the production of accurate legal documents. In their last semester, students are given the opportunity to work in a local legal office.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.


General Education Requirements
BIOL 1070 Human Anatomy and Physiology   3
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
ENGL 1400 Business Writing for Office Professionals   3
MATH 1005 Business Mathematics   3
MATH 1015 Mathematics of Finance   3
PSYC 1030 Psychology of Personal Adjustment   3
Social Science Elective   See this page for a complete list of courses that fulfill the SSCI attribute. 3
COMM 1100 Public Speaking   3

Total General Education Requirements Credits 24

Major Requirements
OFTD 1105 Essential Note Taking Skills   1
OFTD 1120 Microcomputer Keyboarding   3
OFTD 1130 Editing Skills for Office Communications I   2
OFTD 1140 Office Technology & Procedures I   3
OFTD 1170 Office Transcription I   2
OFTD 1180 Speech Recognition Software Applications I   1
OFTD 1190 Speech Recognition Software Applications II   1
OFTD 1220 Microsoft Office Applications I   4
OFTD 1250 Office Accounting   2
OFTD 1280 Editing Skills for Office Communications II   3
OFTD 1370 Business File Management   2
ADAS 2510 Microsoft Office Applications II   3
ADAS 2520 Office Transcription II   2
ADAS 2570 Administrative Office Management   3
ADAS 2580 Office Administration Cooperative Education I   3
ADAS 2610 Microsoft Office Applications III   3
LEGL 2310 Legal Forms and Terminology   2
LAWS 2050
OR 2070
Law of Contracts
OR Law of Business Organization

Total Major Requirements Credits 43

Total Program Credits 64

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