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Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

Trained legal administrative assistants are continually in high demand, and they can work in every industry within the workforce. In this program, students gain knowledge of legal office procedures and of the terminology specific to the legal field. Students will:

  • Develop advanced computer skills necessary to produce various types of legal documents
  • Learn to perform legal research, filing, billing and scheduling
  • Grow verbal and nonverbal communication techniques

Students also learn basic concepts in specialty areas of law such as:

  • Civil and criminal litigation and procedure
  • Torts, family law, real estate, and bankruptcy

Students also have the opportunity to prepare for nationally recognized industry certifications like Microsoft Office Specialist and Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), which is the basic certification for legal professionals.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.

Courses

 
Course Name
Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies 
Administrative Technologies II 
Legal Office Procedures
Trial Procedures
Advanced Computer Applications for the Law Office 
Advanced Legal Communications
Legal Specialties
Capstone
Total Class Hours: 1050
 Course may be available for academic and/or Oklahoma’s Promise credit.

Prerequisites

None

 

Class Times

  • Start Date:  August,October,January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
     
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.

Expenses

Credentials Available

  • Accredited Legal Professional (NALS)
    • or
  • ODCTE: Legal Office Assistant
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
    • Word
      • or
    • Word Expert - Parts I & II
    • Excel
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint

Accreditations

Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?

Attributes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator.
  • Positive Placement Rate:  91.67%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Judicial Administrative Assistant
  • Legal or Litigation Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Secretary
  • Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher
  • Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
  • Brokerage Clerks
  • Municipal Clerks
  • File Clerks
  • Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
  • Executive Administrative Assistant

Source: onetonline.org

 

Potential Wages

  • US - $13.02 - $36.78 Hourly; $27,080 - $76,500 Annually           

  • OK - $12.16 - $25.32 Hourly; $25,300 - $52,670 Annually           

  • SOC Code: 43-6012.00 - Legal Secretaries

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 22.0301

 

Start your application today at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Do I have to take any tests to apply for the program?

A:  You may be referred for assessment testing, which will be determined during your appointment with a Career Advisor.

Q: Do I need a high school diploma for this program?

A: No, you do not have to have a high school diploma to apply. However, not having a diploma may affect your ability to apply for financial aid.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I cannot attend this class during the day, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term business & financial classes!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.