The BI – Legal Office Specialist Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level legal office support positions in a variety of different legal environments. After successful completion of the BI Legal Office Specialist Certificate of Achievement, students may seek employment as a research clerk or administrative assistant for a law firm, paralegals, or within the court systems.
|Course Number and Course Title||Year 1 Annual # of Sections||Year 1 Annual Enrollment Total||Year 2 Annual # of Sections||Year 2 Annual Enrollment Total|
The BI (Business Information) Legal Office Specialist Certificate of Achievement provides our students with skills to perform in one the industries with biggest demand in the Coachella Valley. The idea is to prepare students with practical, career-oriented skills for professional law office environments. The technologies in these office environments are a lot more specialized than just any regular office and students need to be prepared to use industry specialized technologies and content. In addition to information systems and general applications skills, students receive hands-on experience in the fundamentals of business communications, business law, criminal law and the justice system. In addition, students are guided through research basics, which will provide skills specific to the entry-level positions in a legal office environments.
Upon successful completion of the BI – Legal Office Specialist Certificate of Achievement, students should be able to: demonstrate computer literacy with respect to computer hardware and software applications, apply standard rules of business conduct and customer service, develop basic legal knowledge, conduct appropriate and effective research, and apply written communication skills to any business and legal office environments.
This certificate prepares students for careers in a legal office environment. As stated in our college catalog and online, College of the Desert’s “programs and services contribute to the success, learning and achievement of our diverse students and the vitality of the Desert Community College District, surrounding areas, and beyond.” The program results in a versatile certification that allows the student to train for a new job or maintain their current job in one of the many legal offices in the Coachella Valley. The business skills allow the student to combine their knowledge of computer literacy with legal research and procedures and effectively look for job opportunities. The course content is current and offered in short-term, affordable completion pathways, and is designed both for entry-level work force and career advancement.
|CIS-010||Computer Literacy (Includes information Systems and Beginning Excel)||4||Fall/Spring|
|AJ-001||Introductions to Criminal Justice||3||Fall/Spring|
|AJ-005||Community and Justice Systems||3||Fall/Spring|
|Electives 3 Units|
|AJ-002||Concepts of Criminal Law||3||Spring|
|BUMA-095A||Business Management Work Experience (3 units)||Fall/Spring|
|CIS-095||Computer Information Systems Work Experience (3 units)||Fall/Springs|
Diann Thursby · 11/08/18
Received regional recommendation at 11-5-18 IEDRC Deans Meeting.