Legal - Office Assistant Certificate
The legal major provides core office skills and legal-specific courses for entry-level legal assistants that include legal transcription, basic legal theory and legal office procedures. The legal assistant in today’s competitive market must be adept with technology, understand procedures in a law office, have a basic knowledge of law and be able to work within time limits.
Graduates work as entry-level legal assistants, transcriptionists or word processing operators in law offices, legal departments of government or private industry, or in general business offices.
Office Assistant Diploma
School of Continuing Education
For more than 44 years the Office Assistant program has been providing quality graduates. Today’s office assistants are highly accomplished software experts who use their skills to help other staff get the most from a computerized office. In addition, office assistants are involved in managing the organizational affairs of their areas that include handling public enquiries, managing computer and paper files, organizing schedules, arranging meetings of senior staff, as well as providing strong customer service and problem-solving skills.
The Office Assistant program is ideal as a foundation for other careers or as a complement to prior training and experience. It runs for 10 months from September until June, ending with a field placement. It is a comprehensive program that offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of the following three majors:
The program is well suited for individuals with strong organizational skills, an attention for details, familiarity with computers and software, a professional manner, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Graduates are often required to work independently and in a team environment, so students who are positive and self-motivated do exceptionally well. The program has built a solid reputation with employers, resulting in a job placement rate near 100 per cent.
Program of Study
|ENGL 102 |
or WRIT 101
|Analysis and Argument |
or First Year Writing
|LEGL 100||Introduction to Law I||3|
|OADM 113||Document Formatting I||3|
|OALS 110||Legal Office Procedures I||3|
|OALS 111||Word Processing||3|
|OALS 115||Corporate Procedures in the Law Office||3|
|LEGL 104||Introduction to Law II||3|
|OADM 124||Office Math Applications||1|
|OALS 112||Customer Communications and Service||3|
|OALS 120||Legal Office Procedures II||3|
|OALS 121||Integrated Office Applications||3|
|OALS 123||Legal Research and Technology||3|
|OALS 131||Legal Transcription and Field Placement||3|
|OALS 132||Conveyancing Procedures in the Law Office||3|
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.
|Credit Earned in:||May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:|
|ENGL 211||OALS 112|
|FNCE 113||OADM 124|
|LEGL 150||OALS 132|
|LEGL 180||OADM 124|
|LEGL 210||LEGL 100|
|OADM 103||OALS 111|
|OAMS 128||OADM 124|