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Atlantic Technical College
legal administrative specialist

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

Step 1 Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Basic Skills Test or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
  • Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement
  • Special needs
  • Financial aid
  • Registration procedures

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment

Legal Administrative Specialist


Program Length:
     1050 hours (approximately 10 months – full time)

Delivery Method:
     Traditional – 100% classroom based
     Distance – 50% or more instructional hours via distance education (online).

Days & Times:
     Traditional:
        Monday – Friday      7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m. – full time
        Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – part time

     Mixed Distance – with mandatory on-campus weekly labs:
        Distance – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
        On-Campus Lab – Thursday     6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

     100% Distance – with mandatory virtual weekly labs:
        Distance – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
        Virtual Lab – Tuesday   5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Course Content:
Students will be prepared for employment as a Legal Administrative Specialist, Information Technology Assistant, Front Desk Specialist and Administrative Support.  Coursework prepares students to perform legal office duties utilizing knowledge of legal terminology and legal office procedures; to transcribe legal documents; to perform legal office functions; to produce quality work using advanced features of business software applications.

After successfully completing the program, the student will be able to perform legal office activities and will have developed skills in keyboarding, records management, communications, human relations, transcription, computer applications, and decision making.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business Law Concepts
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Document Preparation
  • Employability Skills and Portfolio
  • Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy Development
  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Legal Terminology
  • Legal Transcription
  • Microsoft Office 2016

Industry Certification & State Credentials:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.  Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

To get started in the Legal Administrative Specialist program, sign up today for a program orientation!

Advisor: doris.gonzalez@browardschools.com

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Legal Secretaries is expected to grow 4%* between 2015 and 2023.
  • Entry level wages are about $14/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

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