This program prepares the student for a career in the legal arena. The curriculum is designed to develop a working knowledge of the legal field. To earn an Associate degree, students must complete (1) all major course requirements with a grade of C or better, (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education breadth requirements (CSU GE breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) the Cultural diversity and reading requirements; (4) any elective course to complete a minimum of 60 units; and (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50 percent of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. This degree requires a total of 26.5 units in the major, in addition to other degree requirements.
5 to 10 per year
The program goal is to train a student to pursue a career in Legal Office Administration, including specific aptitudes in Legal and Court Procedures, Legal Terminology and Rhetoric, Legal Researach, and the Legal Environment of Business. These goals are essential in order to train for employment in law office administration or a paralegal position.
The program requires students to become proficient in basic English skills, legal terminology, legal document production, court and deposition procedures, along with taking an internship working in a law office or courthouse setting.
(Y1 or S1)
|Ctrp 73A||Spelling for Modern Business||1||Y1|
|Ctrp 73B||Punctuation for Court Reporting||1||Y1|
|Ctrp 71||Legal Terminology and Rhetoric||3||Y1|
|Ctrp 72||Legal Procedures||4||Y1|
|Bus 55||Business English||3||Y1|
|Bus 143||Intro to Legal Research||1||Y1|
|Ctrp 67||Basic Vocabulary Development||2||Y1|
|Ctrp 68||Advanced Vocabulary Development||1.5||Y1|
|Ctrp 73C||Formatting, Style and Usage||1||Y1|
|Ctrp 80 or 33 or 34||Internship: Law Office or Internship: Agency Services or|
Internship: Court Services
|Ctrp 76||Court and Depo Procedures||3||Y1|