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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5693N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 13
CIP Code: 22.0301

Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
43-6012.00 Legal Secretaries

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Public Administration: Legal Services program is designed to provide students with the training needed for employment in the legal divisions of government agencies. Topics covered in the curriculum include the criminal justice system, court case assignments, criminal charging documentation, document security, and ethical issues. An emphasis is placed on effective oral and written communication, interpersonal relationship skills, and time management skills as well as computer usage.

Learning Outcomes
1. Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (BPC103AK, BPC104AD)
2. Demonstrate mastery of essential microcomputer keyboarding skills with speed and accuracy. (BPC/OAS111AA, BPC111AB)
3. Produce professional-quality presentation visuals using PowerPoint. (CIS118AB)
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. (PAD102)
5. Summarize the importance of time management and meeting deadlines. (PAD102, PAD103)
6. Practice appropriate workplace behavior. (PAD102, PAD103)
7. Explain procedures for processing criminal charges. (PAD110)
8. Summarize the criminal justice process. (PAD110)
9. Explain procedures for processing criminal charges. (PAD110)
10. Demonstrate ability to process various court documentation. (PAD110, PAD112)
11. Use court trial database software to create case assignments. (PAD112)
12. Explain case routing procedures. (PAD112)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Required Courses
BPC103AK Using Word: Level I 0.5
BPC104AD Using Excel: Level I 0.5
BPC/OAS111AA Computer Keyboarding I 1
+ BPC111AB Computer Keyboarding II 1
CIS118AB Powerpoint: Level I 1
PAD102 Legal Services: Office Essential Skills 2
PAD103 Legal Services: Office Career Preparation 2
PAD110 Criminal Charging Administration 3
PAD112 Court Record Administration 2
Credits: 13

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.