Legal Administrative Assistant Southwestern Illinois College

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate (032C)

About the Program

The Legal Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the legal support field. The program blends traditional office administration skills with computer technology and applications specific to the law office. Additionally, the program is designed to enable those who wish to transition into the Paralegal Studies program to do so seamlessly upon completion of their certificate.

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Fall Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15
Course Number Course Description Credits
OAT 180 Word Processing 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
PARL 120 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
BUS 102 Business Math 3
OAT 171 Doc Processing/Input Technology 3

Spring Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15
Course Number Course Description Credits
BUS 261 Business Communication 3
OAT 156 Microsoft Office Suite I 3
OAT 280 Virtual Office Technology 3
PARL 274 Law Office Computer Applications 3
PARL 255 Law Office Management 3

Prerequisites may be required for some courses.
Refer to the Online Course Catalog or Class Search link in eSTORM for a full course description.
For additional information, contact Program Coordinator Melody Schroer, J.D.,
at (618) 222-5494 or