Legal Administration

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 Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Legal Administrative Assistant is a 60-credit program that consists of core general administrative courses designed to develop basic skills, and additional credits of specialized legal courses.

In addition to basic keyboarding, accounting, and English language skills, the legal administrative assistant student will receive training in computer operations and legal software, legal transcription, and document preparation.

    Prerequisites

    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.

    Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

    See Credits:
    A The prerequisite for ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding Speedbuilding. 

    Credits

    TOTAL CREDITS
    60 
    Technical Education
    45
     Course Number  Course Title  Credits
    ADSC 1003
    Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding                     
     2
    ADSC 1006 Business Law
    4
    ADSC 1010
    Keyboarding I [A]
    3
    ADSC 1031 Business English Skills
    3
    ADSC 1054 Office Bookkeeping
    4
    ADSC 1064 Government, Courts and Criminal Law
    3
    ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
    3
    ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law
    4
    ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation
    4
    ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations, and Office Procedures
    4
    ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription
    2
    ADSC 1135 Legal Admin. Assistant Internship
    2
    ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel
    2
    ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word
    4
     Technical Elective
          1
     
    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
     OR
    ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing  4 
    INTS 1000
     Critical Thinking Applications for College
     3
    General Education/MnTC Courses   8
    The remaining Eight (8) 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 1003  Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
    ADSC 1064 Government, Courts, and Criminal Law 3
    ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I
    3
    INTS  1000 Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3
    TOTAL

    14
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
    ADSC 1054
    Office Bookkeeping
    4
    ADSC 1196
    Microsoft Word
    4
    ENGL 1105 Composition I
    4
     OR
       
    ENGL 2105
    Business and Technical Writing 
    4
    TOTAL   16

    SECOND YEAR
    Fall Semester
    ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
    3
    ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law
    4
    ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription 2
    ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel 
    2
    Gen ed/MnTC   4
    TOTAL    15

    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
    ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures 4
    ADSC 1135 Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 2
    Gen Ed/MnTC
    4
    Technical Elective 1

    Graduation Requirements

    All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.                                                                                                                                                             

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

    Transfer Opportunities

    To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

    Industry Information

    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
    763-576-4024

    For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
    763-576-7710

    The Anoka Technical College Legal Administrative Assistant diploma is a 51-credit program online program that consists of technical legal specialty courses plus core general education classes designed to develop basic skills.

    The 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. 

     

    Prerequisites

    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. Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

    See Credits:
    [A] The prerequisite to ADSC 1010 Keyboarding I is ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding

    Credits

    TOTAL CREDITS
    51
    Technical Education
    44
     ADSC 1003
    Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
     ADSC 1006 Business Law
    4
     ADSC 1010
    Keyboarding I [A]
    3
     ADSC 1031 Business English Skills
    3
     ADSC 1054 Office Bookkeeping
    4
     ADSC 1064 Government, Courts and Criminal Law
    3
     ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy
    3
     ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law
    4
     ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation
    4
     ADSC 1100 Legal Research, Citations, and Office Procedures
    4
     ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription
    2
     ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel
    2
     ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word
    4
    Technical Elective
    2
    General Education/MnTC Requirements   
    7
     ENGL 1105 Composition I
    4
     OR    
     ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing
    4
     INTS 1000
    Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3

    Program Sequence

    FIRST YEAR
    Fall Semester
    Course Number     Course Title Credits
    ADSC 1003
    Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
    2
    ADSC 1010
     Keyboarding I  3
    ADSC 1031 Business English Skills 3
    ADSC 1064 Government, Courts, and Criminal Law 3
    INTS 1000
    Critical Thinking Applications for College
    3
    TOTAL
      14
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1006 Business Law 4
    ADSC 1111 Legal Transcription
    2
    ADSC 1171 Microsoft Excel 2
    ADSC 1196 Microsoft Word 4
     TOTAL
      12
     
    SECOND YEAR
    Fall Semester
    ADSC 1054 Office Bookkeeping
    4
    ADSC 1075 Corporate Law, Collections and Bankruptcy 3
    ADSC 1085 Probate and Real Estate Law 4
    Technical Elective

    2
    TOTAL

    13
     
    Spring Semester
    ADSC 1095 Family Law and Civil Litigation   4
    ADSC 1100  Legal Research, Citations and Office Procedures
    4
    ENGL 1105
    Composition I
    4
    OR
    ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
     TOTAL   12

    Graduation Requirements

    All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.                                                                                                                                                                

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

    Transfer Opportunities

    The Legal Administrative Assistant diploma program has credit transferability to the Legal Administrative Assistant AAS degree program. 

    To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

    Industry Information

    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
    763-576-4024

    For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
    763-576-7710
     

    Start
    Fall: August
    Spring: January

    Delivery
    Online

    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.”