There are two separate Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate programs: 1) Litigation, and 2) Corporate/Conveyancing. These two programs are independent and may be completed in any order, allowing students to start their studies in either the fall or winter semesters. Both programs prepare students for employment as legal administrative assistants; however, students who complete both certificate programs will maximize employment and career advancement opportunities.
In addition to learning highly specialized content in two distinct areas of law, students will acquire the legal office work ethic and professionalism expected of legal administrative assistants. Both programs may be completed on campus or online. Students enrolled in on-campus classes normally attend on a full time basis and complete courses in a prearranged schedule. However, students may register for on-campus classes as a part-time student if individual course prerequisites are met. Online students may complete the courses on a full- or part-time basis.
Completion of Okanagan College's Office Assistant Certificate or equivalent;
1. B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes, AND
2. A minimum score of 50% in English 11 or alternatives; or a minimum score of 70% on an Okanagan College Office Administration English entrance test; AND
3. A minimum keyboarding speed of 35 net words per minute, AND
4. One of the following
Students must pass the practicum and obtain a minimum grade of 70% in each of the remaining courses in the program to graduate.
Textbooks: $550 approximately for each certificate program
Program Schedule: September to June
2017-18: $2,327.93 (Litigation) or $2,545.33 (Corporate/Conveyancing)
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 08/21/2017