Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Program Details

Yavapai College offers students an online certificate program to strengthen their skills in secretarial positions within a legal office setting. Students seeking to gain an additional understanding of the roles and responsibilities required in a legal office may be ideal candidates for the Legal Office Secretary certificate program. The certificate program is designed to prepare students with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue entry-level clerical positions in law office settings.

Earning the certificate in Legal Office Secretary studies may build a solid foundation for further educational aspirations or serve as the required minimum to secure a current career position. Students in the certificate program may use the specialized coursework to enter career fields needing administrative professionals with a legal education foundation. Students will partake in courses comprised of 24 credit hours covering essential concepts critical to the effective and efficient progress of a legal office. The courses introduce students to topics of interest such as accounting, leadership, and business communications.

An advanced education in the area of clerical legal studies may strengthen a student’s awareness of essential concepts of office management, legal appropriateness, and professionalism. Students may also use the certificate to supplement any already learned experiences and educations to secure a current position as a legal secretary. Upon successful completion of the required credit hours, students should be able to perform the critical tasks associated with transcribing, creating, editing, proofreading, formatting, revising and printing letters, memos, reports, tables, and legal documents. Graduates should be well-trained professionals, able to conduct professional etiquette in a legal office as well as many other types of administrative roles.

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    The student is expected to have mastered basic keyboarding skills before beginning this program.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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