Career Studies Certificates
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Degree: 

Career Studies Certificate in Legal Assisting

Length: 

Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work. Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.

Purpose: 

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

 The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 101*
*

Students who possess keyboarding skills may petition for advanced placement with Credit by Examination.

Keyboarding I 3 0 3
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
LGL 110** Introduction to the Law and the Legal Assistant 3 0 3
LGL 236** Elder Law 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AST 236 Specialized Software Applications 3 0 3
LGL 126** Legal Writing 3 0 3
LGL 218**
**

LGL Courses are not offered during the summer semester.

Criminal Law 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 6 0 9
Notes:

 

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