Purpose: This program is designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level position as a Legal Assistant. In addition, it is designed to enhance the professional qualifications of those persons already employed as Legal Secretaries.
Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
Articulation: Individuals successfully completing this Career Studies Certificate program may continue their studies and earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Legal Assisting at either Northern Virginia Community College or J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.