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Office Administration - Legal

Office Administration - Legal Ontario College Diploma

What is Office Administration - Legal?

This program prepares graduates to assume responsibility for assisting in legal and paralegal organizations. Graduates will be capable, after experience, of specializing in conveyancing, litigation, family, estate and corporate practice with a law firm, or assuming office administration duties in a paralegal or business setting. Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant. Students in the Office Administration - Legal Program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the community.

 

 

Learn to be an effective, efficient and productive professional in your workplace. Georgian College’s two-year Legal Office Administration program gives you what you need to succeed.

Use the latest software, reflecting current industry trends, and play a critical role in your work environment. Take advantage of practical, hands-on office administration experience within the college and the community.

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY? 

Office Admin Legal student Samantha Wilson.“I graduated from Georgian College five years ago. I was offered a full-time job from my co-op placement and then later went on to work in a civil litigation firm where I have been for four-and-a-half years now and I love it. Everything I learned at Georgian I have been able to use.” – Samantha Wilson

Program Outline 2011-2012

Major:
OFAL
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2011-2012
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Email:
Jacqueline.Hingley@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

This program prepares graduates to assume responsibility for assisting in legal and paralegal organizations. Graduates will be capable, after experience, of specializing in conveyancing, litigation, family, estate and corporate practice with a law firm, or assuming office administration duties in a paralegal or business setting. Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant. Students in the Office Administration - Legal Program are offered the opportunity for office experience within the community.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply management and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and meet deadlines in the workplace


  • assess, establish, organize, process, maintain and respond to electronic and paper communications/records to facilitate the flow of information


  • apply a variety of mathematical and estimating techniques accurately for legal documentation


  • produce accurate financial records within a specified time frame, by compiling information and using appropriate software


  • apply basic principles of accounting to business management


  • use effective communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to assist with the completion of individual and team tasks and promote the image of the organization


  • manage projects by locating, analyzing, organizing, and summarizing information using appropriate resources and technology


  • communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of audiences


  • use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a multi-tasking environment


  • participate in society as an informed and understanding citizen pursuing an enriched personal life and professional growth through self-directed career planning and life-long learning


  • be aware of cultural and ethical issues that may arise in any business environment


  • understand fully the concepts of commonly used business computer applications such as word processing, desktop publishing/graphics, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, groupware, E-mail, and Internet


  • use legal terminology and apply recording, transcription, and language skills to produce accurate legal correspondence and material by a specified deadline, using computer technology


  • produce accurate legal documentation for civil litigation, corporate, conveyancing, family, and estate law using appropriate legal software, procedures, and file management


  • troubleshoot, diagnose and solve basic hardware/software problems.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2011 | 2012 | 2012 | 2013

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2012 | 2012 | 2012 | 2013

OSS Curriculum

- OSSD or equivalent

- Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with:

- Communications

OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

OR Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and/or mature student testing that meets the minimum standards for admission

Also recommended

- any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics

Applicants who are 19 years of age or over by the first day of classes, and who lack the academic entrance qualifications, may be considered for entrance to an appropriate post-secondary diploma or certificate program as mature applicants. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis and acceptance will be determined by counselling, Communication Placement Assessment (CPA), previous post-secondary education and evaluation of experience. Some programs also have specific prerequisite requirements that must be met prior to admission. Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisites. Those applying as mature students and having no documentation of Grade 12 education must supply, if required, proof of age, such as a copy of an official birth certificate or driver's licence. Refer to Section 2.5 and 2.6 of the Academic Calendar for further details.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1012 Computer Business Documentation
COMP1013 Advanced Computer Business Documentation
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
COMP2026 Integrated Office Simulations
COMP2027 Computerized Administrative Simulations
MATH1004 Mathematics for the Office Professional
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1003 Multi-Media Language Processing
OFAD1004 Introduction to Legal Office Administration
OFAD1007 Spreadsheet and Presentation Applications
OFAD1008 Word Processing and Database Applications
OFAD2007 Civil Litigation Procedures and Documents
OFAD2009 Legal Terminology and Transcription
OFAD2012 Wills and Estate Administration
OFAD2013 Family Law Procedures and Documentation
OFAD2014 Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
OFAD2015 Administrative Support and Records Management
OFAD2016 Conveyancing and Commercial Transactions
OFAD2017 Corporate Transactions
Communications Courses

COMM1001 new COMM model implemented Fall 2012, no longer offering COMM 1000/1001
Plus COMM 1000 College Communications, or an advanced Communications course, determined by testing
(note: this is in addition to any other mandatory Communications courses required for the program)
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Office Administration - Legal articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

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