2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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See program requirement sheet. 

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.

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 degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Kim Haines kim.haines@edcc.edu | 425.640.1293
Jackie Kulbel jkulbel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1051
Teri Odegard todegard@edcc.edu | 425.640.1634
Kathie Richer kricher@edcc.edu | 425.640.1242
Department website www.edcc.edu/bstec
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 577T
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. Course General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (24 credits):

Communication Skills (15 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (4 credits)

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

II. Core Requirements (66 credits minimum)

Critical Thinking Skills (15 credits)

Career Management (7 credits)

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

Specialized Professional Skills (17 credits minimum)

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

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Communicate legal and business information effectively using a variety of formats for a variety of audiences. Apply legal concepts and terminology skills to assigned tasks. Facilitate communication of legal matters.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.
  • Analyze information and make decisions that support the organization’s mission.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Recognize professional values and exhibit professional behavior in the work environment. Apply legal, ethical, and confidentiality concepts.

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