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Legal Office Skills Certificate


Program Number: 97-106-4
School Year: 2018-2019
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

This certificate assists individuals who have general business/office skills in gaining specialized training for the legal office environment and assists individuals currently in the legal environment to enhance their skills or credential their legal work experience.

Coursework is drawn from the Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degree to provide an overview of the court system and office functions specific to the legal environment. In addition, students develop the skills to prepare documents for court filing in civil, criminal and small claims cases as well as, but not limited to, documents for real estate, family law and corporate law.

This certificate enables students to take associate of applied science degree courses without the time commitment of a full-time program—the credits can later be applied toward a degree if the student desires.

This certificate can be completed part-time during the days or evenings. A combination of instructor-led and online courses are available to meet the needs of the working adult.

Approximate Costs

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Career Opportunities

  • Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
  • Government Secretary
  • Legal Secretary - Private Industry
  • Legal Secretary - Financial Trust Department
  • Receptionist
  • Graduates may work in areas such as bankruptcy law, business and corporate law, civil litigation, criminal law, divorce and family law, estate planning, probate, government law, patent, trademark and copyright law, real estate law, tax law, traffic law or workers' compensation.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.


Number Title Crs
Semester 1
106-120 Document Formatting 1
106-167 Legal Processes and Systems 3
106-169 Law Office Applications 3
106-175 Legal Documents Production 1 2
106-176 Legal Documents Production 2 2
106-178 Legal Office Professional 3
Total 14

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

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

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