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Office Technology-Legal (Cert.)–The legal option offers students the opportunity to acquire computer skills, 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 internship program. Students intern in law firms, the Nassau County District Attorney's office, the Probation Department, or the Courts.

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Office Technology-Legal
Hegis Code: 5005

Total Credits: 37

First Semester Credits
ABT 102 College Keyboarding* 3
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications I 3
ABT 127 Legal Office Procedures I 3
ABT 225 Legal Workshop 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester Credits
ABT 110 Word Processing Applications II 3
ABT 128 Legal Office Procedures II 3
ABT 226 Legal Work/Study 3
ABT 244 Business Writing 4
Administrative Business Technology Elective** 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Third Semester Credits
ABT 119 Word Processing Applications III 3
ABT 245 Administrative Management 3
Total Semester Credits  
* Students are expected to type a minimum of 30 wpm before entering the certificate program. Students who do not meet this requirement are invited to take ABT 100 (Fundamentals of Keyboarding) prior to entering the program.

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