Legal Office Associate Diploma

General

Program Description

The Legal Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with law offices, insurance companies, financial institutions, courts and police departments, as well as in legal departments of business firms and government offices. The graduate’s duties include transcribing dictation; preparing letters, memos, court and client documents; filing; handling telephone services; making appointments and receiving clients; ordering supplies; making travel arrangements; taking care of general office administration; and using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business and legal fields.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas:

  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Transcriber
  • Legal Records Manager
  • Legal Information Processing Operator
  • Receptionist
  • Appointment Clerk

First Term

  • ADM-123 Document Formatting*
  • ADM-131 Office Calculators
  • BCA-129 Basic Word Processing
  • BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
  • BUS-121 Business Communications
  • Business Elective(s)

Second Term

  • ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
  • OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I
  • ADM-162 Office Procedures**
  • ADM-185 Legal Terminology and Transcription
  • BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism
  • BUS-185 Business Law I
  • Business Elective(s)

*Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 30 wam with 3 errors or less is recommended. **Prerequisites: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BUS-121 Business Communications.

Last updated November 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less