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Business: Office Technology-Legal (A.A.S.)–The legal option offers students the opportunity to acquire computer and legal procedures skills and to learn about the Federal and New York State Court Systems. The legal curriculum concentrates on the areas of civil litigation, wills and probates, and real estate. Graduates are qualified to work in law firms, which are engaged in general or specialized practice, or in legal departments of large corporations, civil service, insurance companies, law publishers, or the courts. During the final semester, all students participate in a legal work/study program. They intern in law firms, the District Attorney's office, the Probation Department, or the Courts.

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Business: Office Technology-Legal
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5005

Total Credits: 66-67

First Semester Credits
ABT 102 College Keyboarding* 3
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications I 3
ABT 127 Legal Office Procedures I 3
ABT 230 Web Page Formatting 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Second Semester Credits
ABT 110 Word Processing Applications II 3
ABT 128 Legal Office Procedures II 3
ABT 245 Administrative Management 3
English Elective** 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Third Semester Credits
ABT 107 Machine Transcription I 3
ABT 119 Word Processing Applications III 3
ABT 225 Legal Workshop 3
ABT 244 Business Writing 4
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Total Semester Credits 17
   
Fourth Semester Credits
ABT 226 Legal Work/Study 3
Administrative Business Technology Elective*** 3
HED Health Elective 2-3
Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17-18

* Students are expected to type a minimum of 30 wpm before entering ABT 102 (College Keyboarding). Students who do not meet this requirement are invited to take ABT 100 (Fundamentals of Keyboarding) prior to entering the program.

** Choose from:
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications,
ENG 102 Composition II, or
ENG 105 Grammar: Structure and Strategy.

*** Choose from:
ABT 230 Web Page Formatting or
HIT 151 Medical Terminology.