Legal Office Professions



Students interested in office professions should consider the following:

Legal Office Assistant Certificate

This curriculum prepares students with the skills needed for legal office work, including keyboarding, word processing, machine transcription, communications, and specialized legal courses. Graduates are qualified for positions as an assistant in a legal or governmental office.


Legal Office Professional AAS Degree

This degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a legal assistant position within a legal or government office. In addition to general office skills, a graduate will acquire expertise in specialized legal software, research, litigation support, electronic discovery, time and billing, and docket management. Also, current legal cases and ethical dilemmas are used to illustrate and reinforce legal regulations.

Using data from the State of Illinois Occupational Employment Projections (long-term), it is shown that Legal Secretaries (43-6012) will have an annual compound growth within the LWA 14 district of .83%. In addition the data shows for Supervisors, Office & Administrative Support Workers (43-1000) will have an annual compound growth within the LWA 14 district of .71%.

Admission to the Program:  Closed


First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.