CURRICULAR GUIDE

Legal Secretary
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0207  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Legal secretaries are part of a law office team and report to one or more
attorneys. They prepare legal papers and correspondence of a legal nature,
such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas.  Graduates of this
program are prepared to work in law offices, courts, public agencies, and in
legal departments of larger businesses and organizations.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Office Administration Program, Office Unit B, telephone number
(517) 483-1587.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 54 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ACCG 210    Principles of Accounting I                                       4
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
CABS 104    Keyboarding Improvement                                          2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
LEGL 115    Legal Assistant Career/Ethics                                    3
LEGL 210    Litigation Procedures                                            4
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3
OADM 195    Human Behavior in Work Place                                     3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   2
OADM 206    Legal Vocabulary and Form Prep                                   3
OADM 215    Information Management I                                         3
OADM 220    Admin Mgmt in Organizations                                      4
OADM 240    Internship                                                       3
OADM 275    Diversity in Business                                            3
OADM 291    Bus Office Systems Capstone                                      3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3
WRIT 128    Business Report Writing                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                TOTAL: 9-10 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Related                                       6-7 Credits
CABS 119    Microsoft Word                                                   2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 129    Excel - Advanced                                                 2
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint                                             2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CABS 232    Advanced Microsoft Access                                        2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   63

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    It is recommended that students entering this curriculum have
      keyboarding and Windows experience. This experience may come from life
      or work experience, CABS 100 seminars, CABS 101, or CABS 195.
3.    This curriculum requires that students complete all courses with a grade
      of 2.0 or higher for graduation.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CABS 104          BUSN 118          ACCG 210          CISB 200
LEGL 115          CABS 133          LEGL 215          OADM 203
OADM 195          LEGL 210          OADM 215          OADM 240
OADM 206          WRIT 128          OADM 220          OADM 291
WRIT 127          Lim.Ch.2          OADM 275          Lim.Ch.2
Lim.Ch.1                                              Lim.Ch.2