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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

62 Southside Virginia

62 Southside Virginia Community College ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY Legal Specialization (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Associate of Applied Science Length: Sixty-five credit hour program Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide specialized administrative support technology education in the legal field. It is recommended for students interested in a professional career as a legal assistant to an attorney or judge; assistant in a legal office of a corporation, of a university, or of an insurance company; or for employment with municipal, state and federal government agencies. In addition, the program offers basic skills training and advanced training complementary to the information systems demands of the electronic office. This specialization includes training in word processing of legal documents, microcomputer usage, and human relations. Occupational Objectives: • Legal Clerk • Office Clerk • Office and Administrative Support Worker • Paralegal and Legal Assistant • Receptionist and Information Clerk Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry in the Administrative Support Technology: Legal Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials (MTE 1-3) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalents. Program Description: The two-year program combines instruction in many subject areas required for competence as a legal office assistant, legal transcriptionist, legal records clerk, or legal research assistant or paralegal. The curriculum includes courses in general education, administrative support, computers, electives, and five legal courses. Due to prerequisite requirements, the legal and administrative support technology classes should be taken in a specific order. Students are encouraged to consult with faculty advisor to plan their program and to select electives. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Support Technology: Legal Specialization. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 OR SDV Elective HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3 0 3 LGL 115 Real Estate Law for Legal Assistants 3 0 3 AST 101 Keyboarding I 3 0 3 AST 107 Editing and Proofreading 3 0 3 Total 17 0 17

Programs of Study 63 SECOND SEMESTER AST 102 Keyboarding II 2 2 3 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 OR ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Microsoft Excel) ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics 3 0 3 MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 Total 14 2 15 THIRD SEMESTER AST 141 Word Processing I 2 2 3 AST 205 Business Communication 3 0 3 AST 234 Filing and Records Management 3 0 3 AST 247 Legal Machine Transcription 3 0 3 LGL 127 Legal Research and Writing 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 17 4 18 FOURTH SEMESTER AST 298 Seminar and Project 3 0 3 AST 265 Legal Office Procedures I 3 0 3 ITE 150 Database Software (Microsoft Access) 3 0 3 HUM EEE Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3 EEE ACC, AST, BUS, FIN, ITE, or MKT Elective 3 0 3 Total 15 0 15 Total credits ..................................................................................................................................................................65 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives.