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The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant program includes degree and diploma options developed by legal professionals. This online program combines basic administrative assistant courses with specialized legal courses to provide graduates a broad based skill set for success in the work place.

The associate in applied science (AAS) degree in Legal Administrative Assistant is a 60-credit program.
Students receive training in:

  • Keyboarding
  • Accounting
  • English language skills
  • Computer operations
  • Legal software
  • Legal transcription
  • Document preparation
  • Minnesota legal system and procedures

Prequisites

Prospective students should have strong communications skills, including grammar and writing, and an interest in computers and software. Prospective students should also be personable, able to function in stressful situations, and comfortable with confidentiality and other ethical requirements of the legal profession.

See Credits:

*The prerequisite for COMP1000 is COMP 0100 Basic Computer Keyboarding

Also see Graduation Requirements.

Credits

TOTAL CREDITS
60 
 
Technical Education
45
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
ADSC 1006 Business Law
4
ADSC 1031 Business English Skills
3
ADSC 1053 Office Bookkeeping
3
ADSC 1060 Government, Courts and Minnesota Criminal Law
3
ADSC 1070 Minnesota Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
3
ADSC 1080 Minnesota Probate and Real Estate Law
4
ADSC 1090 Minnesota Family Law and Civil Litigation
4
ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations, and Office Procedures
4
ADSC 1110 Legal Transcription I
2
ADSC 1120 Legal Transcription II
2
ADSC 1135 Legal Admin. Assistant Internship
2
ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel
2
ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word
4
ADSC 1340 Business Job Seeking Skills
1
*COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers*
3
HLTH 1010 Medical Terminology
1
*The prerequisite for this course is COMP 0100 Basic Computer Keyboarding
 
General Education/MnTC Requirements
      15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
ENGL 1105 Composition I 4
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing
General Education/MnTC Courses   7
     
The remaining (7) general education credits must be taken from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Refer to the Anoka Technical College Web site for a list of the MnTC courses and their goal areas.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ADSC 1031 Business English Skills 3
ADSC 1060 Government, Courts, and MN Criminal Law 3
ADSC 1110 Legal Transcription I 2
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
MnTC Elective   3
TOTAL 14
Spring Semester
ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
ADSC 1120 Legal Transcription II 2
ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word 4
ENGL 1105 Composition I 4
HLTH 1010 Medical Terminology 1
TOTAL 15
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
 ADSC 1053 Office Bookkeeping 3
 ADSC 1070 MN Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy 3
 ADSC 1080 MN Probate and Real Estate Law 4
 ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel 2
MnTC Elective   4
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester
ADSC 1090 MN Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures 4
ADSC 1135 Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 2
ADSC 1340 Business Job Seeking Skills 1
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
TOTAL 15

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Description

As a legal administrative assistant, you will work for lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, court houses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys or public defenders. The legal administrative assistant functions as an assistant to the lawyer or judge.

Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software, and organizing and managing a busy legal practice.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Deborah Allen
763-576-4700
 

The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant diploma is a 50-credit program.
Students receive training in:
  • Keyboarding
  • Accounting
  • Word processing
  • Law office management
  • Legal transcription
  • Minnesota legal system and procedures

 

Prequisites

Prospective students should have strong communications skills, including grammar and writing, and an interest in computers and software. Prospective students should also be personable, able to function in stressful situations, and comfortable with confidentiality and other ethical requirements of the legal profession.

See Credits:

*The prerequisite for COMP1000 is COMP 0100 Basic Computer Keyboarding

Also see Graduation Requirements.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 50
Technical Education
39 
 ADSC 1006  Business Law
4
 ADSC 1031  Business English Skills
3
 ADSC 1053  Office Bookkeeping
3
 ADSC 1060  Government, Courts and Minnesota Criminal Law
3
 ADSC 1070  Minnesota Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
3
 ADSC 1080  Minnesota Probate and Real Estate Law
4
 ADSC 1090  Minnesota Family Law and Civil Litigation
4
 ADSC 1100  Legal Research, Citations, and Office Procedures
4
 ADSC 1110  Legal Transcription I
2
 ADSC 1120  Legal Transcription II
2
 ADSC 1171  Microsoft Excel
2
 ADSC 1196  Microsoft Word
4
 ADSC 1340  Business Job Seeking Skills
1
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
11
Eleven (11) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 *COMP1000  Introduction to Computers*
3
 ENGL1105  Composition I
4
 ENGL2105  Business and Technical Writing
4

*The prerequisite for this course is COMP 0100 Basic Computer Keyboarding

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ADSC 1031 Business English Skills 3
ADSC 1060 Government, Courts, and MN Criminal Law 3
ADSC 1110 Legal Transcription I 2
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
TOTAL 11
Spring Semester
ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
ADSC 1120 Legal Transcription II
2
ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word
4
ENGL 1105 Composition I
4
TOTAL
14
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
 ADSC 1053 Office Bookkeeping
3
 ADSC 1070 MN Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
3
 ADSC 1080 MN Probate and Real Estate Law
4
 ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel
2
TOTAL
12
Spring Semester
ADSC 1090 MN Family Law and Civil Litigation  
4
ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures
4
ADSC 1340 Business Job Seeking Skills
1
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing
4
TOTAL    13

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Specialist diploma transfers directly into the Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Specialist associate in applied science (AAS) degree program.

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Description

Legal Administrative Assistants assist lawyers in private law firms, governmental offices, legal departments of corporations, courthouses, legal aid offices, or the offices of county attorneys, public defenders, and judges.

Duties may include preparing legal documents, billing and accounting, processing correspondence, transcribing, communicating with clients, utilizing a variety of software, and organizing and managing a busy legal practice.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Deborah Allen
763-576-4700
 

Start
Fall: August
Spring: January
Summer: May

Delivery
Day

Contact

Deborah Allen
763-576-4024

“Our programs are based on what the legal industry said they wanted. For example, a Legal Administrative Assistant student is cross-trained to transcribe legal documents as well as draft certain legal documents. Students also take grammar transcription and various legal specialty courses, become familiar with current computer software programs and complete an internship.”