- Program Options
- Required Courses
Legal Secretarial Studies
* Certificate of Achievement (minimum of 17.5 unites)
The legal community has always required skilled assistance, and it is willing to pay top dollar for the services provided by trained legal secretaries. West Valley College offers courses to train individuals interested in entering the legal secretarial field. The Court Reporting department, the Paralegal department, and the Computer Applications department have combined their expertise and courses to create this curriculum. If you have keyboarding skills and beginning knowledge of Microsoft Word, then you can complete this course of study in two semesters. This fast-track program can help you get started in your chosen profession.
A Certificate of Achievement in Legal Secretarial Studies can be earned by student who have completed all required courses with at least a grade of "C" or "Pass" and a minimum of 17.5 units of credits.
Students who need additional time to practice computer skills are encouraged to take advantage of the open lab time in Technology Center.
You may continue your studies in this field by pursuing certificates in Administrative management Assistant, Level 1 and Level 2, and an Associate of science Degree in Business Administration.
|Required Course List|
|Course Number||Course Name||Units|
|CA 32B||Intermediate Word Processing, Microsoft word||2|
|ENGL 905||English Fundamentals (a preparation course for English 1A)||3|
|PARA 65B||Word Processing for the Law Office, Microsoft Word||3|
|PARA 21||Introduction to American Law||3|
|PARA 22||Civil Litigation||3|
|PARA 25||Legal Ethics||1.5|
|CTR 83||Law Office Practicum for the Legal Secretary||2|
|or PARA 43||Law Office Management||3|
* Certificate requires minimum of 17.5 units