Administrative Support Certificate - Legal Specialty

The Administrative Support Certificate - Legal Specialty will be discontinued as of Fall 2014.

The Administrative Support Certificate (C2_ALS2) certificate offered at LSC-Kingwood LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball.For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.

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Program Description

Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.


Graduation requirement

All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ITSW 1301 Intro to Word Processing 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets 4
POFL 1303 Legal Office Procedures I 3
POFL 1305 Legal Terminology 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
POFL 2301 Legal Document Processing 3
POFL 2305 Legal Research 3
POFL 1340 Legal Office Procedures II 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 3
Elective   Any 3-4 hour business or computer course 3-4
POFL1 2380 Cooperative Education - Legal Administration Assistant 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Administrative Support Certificate -
Legal Specialty:


  1. Capstone Course
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