West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Legal Office C.A.S.

Legal Office, Business Career Studies

Certificate of Applied Science

Students selecting the Legal Office option will be given training in word processing, legal machine transcription, legal document production, spreadsheet applications, and office procedures which are essential in providing the administrative support in a law office.

Upon completion of the Legal Office option, graduates will be able to:

  • Create legal documents using word processing software
  • Produce mailable legal documents from dictated materials
  • Apply current office procedures
  • Create documents using spreadsheet and database software
  • Compose business correspondence applying appropriate writing techniques, accurate spelling, correct punctuation, and proper grammar
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of records management principles and filing procedures in maintaining business documents

Graduates can expect to be employed in law firms, government agencies, state and federal government, and corporate offices.


Fall Semester

Course                                                                      Cr. Hours
BA 100 Introduction to Business        3
BA 240 Business Law        3
CIT 120 Microsoft Word I        3
ENG 101 College Composition I        3
PAL 100 Drafting Legal Documents        3

Spring Semester

Course                                                                       Cr. Hours
BA 265 Business Communications        3
CIT 107 Excel        3
CIT 121 Microsoft Word II        3
MATH 109 Math of Business and Finance        3
PAL 110 Legal Ethics        3

Total Hours in Program – 30

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