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Office Administration: Legal Concentration

Students may choose from a degree program in Office Administration: Legal with a combination of day, evening, and online classes:

or a certificate program offered in the evenings or entirely online.  The Legal is a concentration under the curriculum title of Office Administration. It prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal or government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.

Successful graduates qualify for employment in corporate legal departments; private practices, including real estate and estate planning; and city, state, and federal government offices. With appropriate work experience, graduates may apply for certification as a Professional Legal Secretary.

 

Labor Market Projections

Majors/Programs with Potential Occupations Job Openings Projected To Year 2014 in Pee Dee WDB Region Average % Total Job Openings In This Region Est. Salary Range +/-
Customer Service Representative 720 1.06% $32,903
Paralegal/Legal Assistant 100 0.15% $26,796
Receptionist 460 0.68% $24,513
Medical Secretary 550 0.81% $29,004

Online Certificate Option

Fast track your way to a certificate in Office Administration: Legal in a single semester.

The Office Administration: Legal Certificate is offered completely online and includes the courses you will need for an entry-level position in a legal office setting.

The certificate is also a great professional development tool for individuals who wish to build their skills and enhance their resumés.

Courses include Legal Terminology, Business Law, Word Processing, Legal Transcription, and Legal Document Formatting, and are offered in two

Co-curricular Activities

Phi Beta Lambda is a voluntary campus organization that provides students with leadership opportunities to gain valuable experience for the job market. Students participate in activities such as promoting their profession in the community; fundraising and outreach projects; and networking with people, agencies and organizations that play a vital role in their profession. Students have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences and compete with other students in various areas of specialization in the business professions.

Office Administration Department | (910) 576-6222

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Mike Collins

Program Head, Office Administration

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"After losing my job at the mill after 16 years, my instructor was a real confidence booster. She kept telling me, ‘You can do this.’ At the end of the program, I did a mock interview and her feedback was invaluable. A few weeks later I had a real job interview. I felt really prepared and I got the job!"

~ Kimberly Gibson

Administrative Secretary
NC State Cooperative Extension Service

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