Associate of Science Degree, Business Major
See also Legal Office Administration and Office Systems
Become a valuable asset to a legal office
The legal field needs trustworthy employees with a special combination of office skills, legal expertise, and strong ethics. Office personnel must be able to multitask and keep up a fast pace while handling legal information with the highest level of accuracy and confidentiality. PCC’s legal office systems program helps students develop the qualities necessary to stand out as ideal legal office employees.
In this two-year degree, students gain a strong knowledge base by focusing on core office procedures and legal terminology. With fewer liberal arts classes, students devote their focus to studies in transcription, keyboarding, records management, computer applications, and accounting to be equipped for the field. With this knowledge and experience, graduates are valuable employees able to fill vital roles in legal offices.
After gaining this strong foundation in legal office procedure, graduates can further their knowledge by transferring to the four-year program once they meet two-year degree requirements.
My education at PCC laid the foundation for working in the legal field. The courses in Microsoft Office, legal terminology and keyboarding, business writing, and others gave me the confidence necessary to be an effective assistant. My skills have dramatically improved in computer software and other areas and have led to increased responsibilities and job opportunities.
—Darcy F. (’02 grad)
Legal secretary/assistant, Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams
Chtd. (Towson, MD)
Recommended high school preparation
for a legal office systems concentration
is a keyboarding course in which
students learn proper technique and
develop speed and accuracy. Students
will take a placement exam to determine
a course best suited for their
skills. Opportunities are available to
make up keyboarding deficiencies. In
this case, time required to complete
a legal office systems concentration could
be expected to increase.