CURRICULAR GUIDE

Legal Secretary
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0207  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

Legal secretaries are part of a law office team and report to one or more
attorneys.  Legal secretaries take dictation and are skilled in the use of
computers and transcription equipment.  They prepare legal papers and
correspondence of a legal nature, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and
subpoenas.  Graduates of this program are prepared to work in law offices,
courts, public agencies, and in legal departments of larger businesses and

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 48 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 113    Microsoft Word Office/Int Key                                    4
CABS 118    Adv Microsoft Word for Office                                    4
LEGL 215    Busn Law I, Basic Principles                                     3
MATH 117    Math for Business                                                4
OADM 102    Editing Business Documents                                       2
OADM 110    Machine Transcription                                            3
OADM 195    Human Behavior in Work Place                                     3
OADM 200    Critical Thinking                                                3
OADM 206    Legal Vocabulary and Form Prep                                   3
OADM 215    Records and Info Management I                                    3
OADM 220    Administrative Office Mgmt                                       4
OADM 240    Office Internship                                                3
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
WRIT 114    Business English                                                 3
WRIT 127    Business Writing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 12-14 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             6 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Office Administration Related                          2-3 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
OADM 203    Professional Office Procedures                                   2

CHOICE 3:   Computer Related                                       4-5 Credits
CABS 104    Skillbuilding for Computers                                      2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2
CABS 133    Microsoft Access Database                                        2
CABS 182    Microsoft PowerPoint/Windows                                     2
CABS 219    Advanced Microsoft Word                                          2
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    It is recommended that students entering this curriculum have
      keyboarding and Windows experience. This experience may come from life
      or work experience, CABS 100 seminars, CABS 101, or CABS 195.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CABS 113          CABS 118          OADM 200          MATH 117
OADM 110          LEGL 215          OADM 215          OADM 220
OADM 206          OADM 102          OADM 240          OADM 275
WRIT 114          OADM 195          WRIT 127          Lim.Ch.1
Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3