Office Administration

Legal Office Specialist

Certificate

The Legal Office Specialist curriculum is a one-year program designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to law firms, judicial offices, trust departments at financial institutions, and the general administrative career field. The program combines training in the latest technical and computer skills with specialized coursework unique to the legal profession, including exposure to legal practices, preparation and practical application of documents and terminology used in the legal office.

Office Specialist

Certificate

The Office Specialist curriculum is a one-year program designed for the student who is interested in gaining entry-level knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a career as an office professional. Students are prepared for administrative office positions in business, public service, and specialized office environments. The program combines traditional office education with microcomputer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, records and project management.

Legal Office Assistant

Associate of Applied Science

The Legal Office Assistant curriculum is a two-year program designed to prepare students to manage functions in the legal office environment. The course work adds administrative systems, advanced computer applications, word and data processing, graphics and presentation software, employee supervision and management, and written and oral communications. Graduates are well prepared to work in the challenging and exciting legal office environment of a diversity of organizations ranging from a one-person law firm to a multiple partnering law firm.

Administrative Office Assistant

Associate of Applied Science

The Administrative Office Assistant curriculum is a two-year program designed to prepare students to manage functions in the office environment. The course work adds administrative systems, advanced computer applications, word and data processing, graphics and presentation software, employee supervision and management, and written and oral communications. Graduates are well prepared to work in the challenging and exciting office environment of a diversity of organizations ranging from a one-person professional office to the global corporation.

Administrative Office Careers

Maria M. Villarreal, Edinburg Childcare, Inc.
Norma Lopez, Edinburg ISD
Natalie Goza, McAllen ISD
Carmen Guajardo, UTPA-RGV

Legal Office Careers

Rachel Maldonado, Allstate Insurance Agency
Diana Reyna, Law Office of Joe Ramirez
Velma Segura, Law Office of David Cazares
Daniel Becerra, Law Office of Sydney Meadows

Certificates

Associates Degrees

Legal Office Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFL 1303 Legal Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFL 2301 Legal Document Processing 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer Session I
POFL 1340 Legal Office Procedures II 3
POFL 2264 CAPSTONE: Practicum 2
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours32 Credit Hours

Office Specialist Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer Session I
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II 3
POFT 2264 CAPSTONE: Practicum 2
 Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours32 Credit Hours

Legal Office Assistant Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFL 1303 Legal Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFL 2301 Legal Document Processing 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer Session I
POFL 1340 Legal Office Procedures II 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Semester
POFL 1355 Legal Issues and Medical Records 3
POFL 1359 Legal Transcription 3
POFT 2331 Administrative Project Solutions 3
Speech Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1,2 4
POFT 2303 Speed and Accuracy Building 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours13
Summer Session II
POFL 2264 CAPSTONE: Practicum 2
 Credit Hours2
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement

2

Students must take a 4 credit hour course in order to fulfill the Math and Natural Sciences Elective.

Administrative Office Assistant Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer Session I
POFT 1349 Administrative Office Procedures II 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Semester
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
POFT 2331 Administrative Project Solutions 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
Speech Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
POFT 2303 Speed and Accuracy Building 3
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1,2 4
 Credit Hours13
Summer Session II
POFT 2264 CAPSTONE: Practicum 2
 Credit Hours2
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
1

Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement

2

Students must take a 4 credit hour course in order to fulfill the Math and Natural Sciences Elective.