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legal administrative professional


    Video: Legal Administrative Professional

    Program Number: 10-106-3
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    The Legal Administrative Professional program prepares students to provide client services; produce and coordinate legal communications, documents and information; and organize and maintain files. The coursework focuses on concepts, procedures and skills specific to the legal environment.

    Individuals interested in this career are detail-oriented, have strong communication skills and enjoy working with others.

    Graduates are employed in private law firms, the court system, government offices, financial trust departments or private industry. They work in a variety of law fields including bankruptcy, business and corporate, criminal, divorce and family, government, trademark and copyright, real estate, civil litigation, tax law, and estate planning.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $39,350

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Establish individual code of professional ethics.
    • Apply legal research, concepts and terminology skills to assigned tasks.
    • Produce correspondence and documents.
    • Transcribe dictation.
    • Perform office and legal billing procedures.
    • Apply organizational skills.
    • Facilitate communication of legal matters.
    • Manage storage and retrieval of legal documents.
    • Compose legal correspondence.
    • Assemble legal portfolio.

    Career Opportunities

    • Legal Administrative Professional/Legal Assistant
    • Government Secretary
    • Legal Administrative Professional - Private Industry
    • Legal Administrative Professional - Financial Trust Department
    • Receptionist
    • Program Assistant

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    106-120Document Formatting1
    106-163Database and Spreadsheet Essentials3
    106-178Legal Office Professional3
    106-181Document Standards and Expectations3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    106-121Advanced Document Formatting1
    106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
    106-164Business Applications for Microsoft Office3
    106-167Legal Processes and Systems3
    106-182Information Management3
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    Term 3
    106-101Customer Service Essentials3
    106-111Business Communications3
    106-175Legal Documents Production 12
    106-176Legal Documents Production 22
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Term 4
    101-184Principles of Accounting3
    106-169Law Office Applications3
    196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

    General Education Options

    View the Legal Administrative Professional General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Students with keyboarding experience take a keyboarding placement/advanced standing test prior to enrolling in Document Formatting (106-120). After completing Document Formatting, students enroll in Advanced Document Formatting (106-121).

    Students with no keyboarding experience will enroll in the Keyboarding course (106-103) prior to enrolling in Document Formatting.

    Students can earn both the Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degrees in only five terms by following the Dual Degree Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional academic planner.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.