Curriculum Guideline

Legal Administrative Assistant

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Office Administration
Credential Type
Transcript Title
Office Admin - Leg Admin Asst
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Certificate in Office Administration - Legal Administrative Assistant
Length of Program
Two semesters
Admissions Requirements
  1. General Admission Requirements (excluding Language Proficiency Requirement).
  2. Strong English skills are required. Students who are weak in English skills should consider upgrading through the Developmental Studies or English as a Second Language Program.
  3. English 11 with a grade of "C" or better or the following exemptions:
    • EN 12 "P"
    • EN LIT 12 "P"
    • TPC 12 "P"
    • COMM 12 "C+"

For more information on Minimum Language Competency Standard, please visit the Admissions section of the calendar.

Keyboarding speeds: Full-time students require 40 net words per minute. Part-time students do not require a specific keyboarding speed for entry, however, students must provide proof of keyboarding speed before registration in any course which has a keyboarding prerequisite (see the Course Descriptions section of this Calendar). Students with no previous keyboarding experience may take beginning keyboarding (OADM 1103) during their first semester at the College.

Curriculum Framework

Semester I

OADM 1218Legal Office Procedures - Introduction and Corporate Law3
OADM 1303Keyboarding Skill Development3
OADM 1240Business Communications and Procedures3
OADM 1256Microcomputer Applications I3
OADM 1245Employability Skills3

Semester II

OADM 1326Legal Office Procedures - Litigation3
OADM 1327Legal Office Procedures - Family Law3
OADM 1328Legal Office Procedures - Conveyancing3
OADM 1329Legal Office Procedures - Will and Estates3
OADM 1400Job Search*2

*Job Search should only be taken during your final semester in the program.

Semester III

OADM 1401Office Practicum1
Total credits 30