Associate Degree
Of Applied Business In
Business With A Major In Legal Secretary
1285 Clock Hours/75 weeks/
65 Credit Hours

The Associate Degree in Business is designed to advance the student's knowledge in today's business office environment. Early in the program, the student's course work includes subjects that are fundamental to the operation of an office, such as accounting, word processing, business math, and more.

The student is then given an in-depth study of highly technical software applications. The objective of the general education courses are to provide the student with the necessary critical thinking and communications skills needed to help the student become a more productive part of the work world.

This general education background combined with the technical course content encourages an atmosphere of professional growth and maintains the college's philosophy of the "learn by doing" method of education.

The Associate Degree will arm the student with the credibility they need to succeed. It will provide the student with the competitive edge helping the student become employable with more opportunities for advancement. It will prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Legal/Medical Secretaries, Accounting Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Accounts Payable and Receivable, and Administrative Assistants. Graduates secure employment in hospitals, schools, state agencies, industrial organizations, legal software companies, insurance agencies, and the courts.

The objective of the Associate Degree of Applied Business in Business with a Major in Legal Secretary Program is to provide the legal knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the operation of legal and business environments; to provide a detailed understanding of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers engaged in legal research; to provide the analytical and technical skills necessary to design, develop or plan modifications or new procedures, techniques, services, process or application in the field of law; and to provide students with the practical “hands-on” opportunity to prepare or interpret legal documents and write detailed procedures for practicing in certain fields of law and general business environments. The associate degree will prepare the student with the knowledge they need to succeed. The degree will provide the student with the competitive edge helping the student become employable with more opportunities for advancement. The degree is designed to advance the student’s knowledge in today’s business office environment. Early in the program, the student’s course work includes subjects that are fundamental to the operation of an office, such as accounting and word processing. Successful completion of the program will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

The legal secretary is skilled in: research, drafting / preparing documents, communication with the courts, witness/client preparation, filing court documents, computer software, customer / client contact/interview and / or management, time keeping, taking payments, issuing receipts, preparing deposits, bookkeeping, employee benefits, and office management. The student is given an in-depth study of highly technical software applications. The objective of the general education courses are to provide the student with the necessary critical thinking and communications skills needed to help the student become a more productive part of the work world. The general education background combined with the technical course content encourages an atmosphere of professional growth and reflects the College’s philosophy of the “learn by doing” method of education.

The object of the program is to provide the communication skills for effective interaction with other members of the legal business community, to provide entry-level employment as legal secretaries in these and other institutions: banks; probate & pension specialist; corporations: litigation specialist; industrial relations; labor relations specialist; probate and / or pension specialist; customer service specialist; accounts payable and receivable; and administrative assistants. Graduates secure employment in law offices, medical facilities, schools, corporations, state agencies, industrial organizations, legal software companies, insurance agencies, and the courts.

TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN BUSINESS, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:

• Computer Fundamentals **
• Intermediate Computer Applications I **
• Advanced Computer Applications II **
• Career Development **
• Data Base (Access) **
• Spreadsheet (Excel) **
• Computerized Accounting I **
• Computerized Accounting II ** †
• Customer Service Techniques **
• Social Media in the Workplace ** †
• Advanced Keyboarding Skills ** †
• Payroll and Business Tax ** †
• Externship **
• Administrative Management/Office Procedures †
• Accounting I †
• Introduction to College English
• Introduction to College Math
• Written Communications
• College Algebra
• Communication Skills
• Earth Science
• American Government & Politics
• Sociology

*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED. COURSES SCHEDULED ARE DEPENDANT UPON PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS.

**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

THIS COURSE OUTLINE CONTAINS ONLY THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCES OF COURSE WORK.

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES ARE NOT C
ALCULATED TOWARDS GPA AND STUDENTS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THEM ONLY HAVE ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF AID TO DO SO.

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Associate Degree of Applied Business in Business
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Courses  Required

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Course# Course Description Credit Hrs.
First Semester
MTH 095† Introduction to College Math 4
WRC 095† Introduction to College English 4
CPF 100 Computer Fundamentals 3
AGP 120 American Government & Politics 3
SOC 110 Sociology 3
WRC 110 Written Communications 3
  Total 12
Second Semester
ICA 110 Intermediate Computer Applications 5
ACT 120 Accounting I 4
MTH 110 College Algebra 3
  Total 12
Third Semester
ACA 131 Advanced Computer Applications 4
DTB 200 Data Base (Access) 4
CTA 110 Computerized Accounting I (Quickbooks) 3
  Total 11
Fourth Semester
SPD 200 Spreadsheet (Excel) 4
CTA 200 Computerized Accounting II (Peachtree) 3
ERS 110 Earth Science 3
COM 110 Communication Skills 3
  Total 13
Fifth Semester
CST 100 Customer Service Techniques 3
KEY 221 Advanced Keyboarding Skills 3
PBT 100 Payroll and Business Tax 3
SMW 100 Social Media in the Workplace 3
AOP 210 Administrative Management/Office Procedures 3
CDE 095 Career Development 0
  Total 15
EXT 240 Externship 2
Elective Tracks
Accounting
CTA 200 Computerized Accounting II (Peachtree)** 3
PBT 100 Payroll and Business Tax** 3
FIT 100 Federal Income Tax** 3
MAC 210 Managerial Accounting** 3
ACT 21 Accounting II** 3
  Total 15
Information Systems
PRG 120 Computer Programming** 4
ITS 110 Information Systems I** 4
ITS 210 Infromation Systems II** 4
ITS 220 Security Awareness** 1
CSG 230 Convergence Technology 3
  Total 16