2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Technology - Legal Office Specialist Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 577T

Program Description The Legal Office Specialist ATA Degree program of legal and technology courses is for the person seeking employment in a law office or related organization. The training will emphasize proficiency of computer applications and formats applicable to the legal office, familiarity with legal office theory and procedure. Job titles may include legal secretary, court clerk, and administrative assistant.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Kari Guedea | kari.guedea@edcc.edu | 425.640.1641
Kim Haines | kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Kathie Richer | kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242

Department website
Business Information Technology | www.edcc.edu/bstec

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (24 credits)


Communication Skills (15 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Skills (minimum 4 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.  

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

___ Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

Program Requirements (66 credits minimum)


OUTCOMES: 

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Apply legal concepts and terminology to assigned tasks. Apply ethical, and confidentiality concepts.
  • List professional values and exhibit professional behavior in a work environment.

Specialized Professional Skills (10 credits minimum)


Consult your adviser. LEGAL 200 required before taking most legal courses.

Career Management (7 credits minimum)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview. 

Note: These courses should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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