A legal transcriptionist does word processing and document preparation in a legal office. Therefore, the program emphasizes keyboarding skill, computer software, grammar and punctuation skills, legal transcription, and document preparation. This program is ideal for someone who is currently doing office work but would like to move to a legal setting. Since a full-time student takes approximately 15 credits per semester, it is possible for a student who already has high keyboarding skill and a strong computer background to complete the program in one year. Students without these basic skills must complete skill development courses before enrolling in the legal specialty courses. This program has credit transferability to the Legal Administrative Assistant program.
There is a critical need in the metropolitan area for legal support personnel. Because of Anoka Technical College's good reputation within the legal profession community, we regularly receive job listings directly from the law offices. Therefore, the job outlook for our graduates is outstanding. Anoka Technical College offers a placement service to all students who request assistance. While we cannot guarantee job placement, a variety of assistance is available through instructors and the campus' job placement office.
ACCUPLACER Test Requirement: ACCUPLACER testing in math, reading and writing. Any needed developmental courses must be completed before receiving a diploma or an A.A.S award.
Length of Program
Diploma 36 credits
Fall Semester August
Spring Semester January
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