Vancouver Community College

Legal Administrative Assistant

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Field of Study:Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Description:This specialist program is intended for graduates of the Administrative Assistant program, and for experienced administrative assistants wishing to work in the legal field. Students acquire the skills and knowledge to apply time management principles and set priorities to create, edit, store and retrieve legal documents and correspondence using computers. They also perform legal administrative assistant duties and procedures in the areas of general law, wills and estates, litigation, conveyancing, family law and corporate procedures.

The main emphasis is on the development of practical skills including machine transcription. Students are required to work individually, and in teams. Theory is presented in lectures, demonstrations, videos and field trips. Program time is set aside for work experience where the student may be placed in a challenging work environment within a law firm or law-related office.
URL:Legal Administrative Assistant at Vancouver Community College
Length:5 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,585

Textbooks and supplies: $530
Careers:Legal SecretariesCourt RecordersCourt Clerks

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Successful completion of the VCC Administrative Assistant program or equivalent program completed in the English Language OR Minimum of one year's administrative assistant experience as verified by employer, with the following: 1) Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent, 2) A certified tested keyboarding speed of 50 g.w.p.m. for five minutes with a maximum of five errors on a computer and 3) Certified completion or experience using word processing software (WordPerfect or MS WORD preferred) as verified by an employer.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 27, 2015