About this Major

Legal Office Secretary takes the courses and training from other majors in this program and applies legal office principles. Students will learn communication skills, procedures, specialties and fundamentals specific to working in a legal office setting.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate are crucial to being successful in this career field. Graduates will be expected to establish a rapport with clients and colleagues, pick up proofreading duties, and exercise good time management skills and attention to detail.

Highly trained office professionals are in demand with business growth in the metro, and employment opportunities are excellent. Through Francis Tuttle's program, students learn business administration skills, office machines, procedures for communications, customer service and some legal terminology that is need-to-know while on the job.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

1145

Length

  • Full-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 20 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adult students enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Technology 125 hours
  • Foundation for the Legal Office 180 hours
  • Legal Specialties 180 hours
  • Legal Communications 180 hours
  • Legal Office Procedures 180 hours
  • Advanced Computer Applications for Law 180 hours
  • Legal Secretary Capstone 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,519
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,534

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word

Tuition & Fees

  • $5,038
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$5,053

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$8 - $15

per hour

Pass Rate

77%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Call centers, insurance companies, health agencies, educational facilities, oil companies, small businesses, law offices, corporations, governmental agencies.

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