Legal Office Assistant, Certificate

Graduate career ready with a credential employers value and the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government and general business environments.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Clinical/fieldwork placement

Open to International

No

Length

One year

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Legal Office Assistant students

Get started in the legal profession.

Start in September!

The Legal Office Assistant certificate program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government and general business environments.

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After Graduation

As a graduate, you will typically provide secretarial and administrative services that support managers and professional employers in both the private and public sectors, including law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, public courts and government.

Graduates of the program may choose to complete specialized training in a number of areas, as this program ladders directly into additional credentials within the legal administration field.

You will also have a foundation to further study with Camosun's business administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration. Talk to an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options.

You may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the College.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

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If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

The program consists of 14 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program is taken on a part-time basis.

A rewarding career

Legal administrative assistants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $50,500 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Tuition and fees

Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Legal Office Assistant, Certificate

$8,206* (domestic)

 

*Figure is approximate. Tuition estimate is for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.

 

CONTACT US

Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

Faculty/staff profile

Patricia Gaudreault Program Leader /Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Patricia Gaudreault

Program Leader

Patricia worked as a legal assistant and paralegal with several Victoria law firms for 20+ years prior to joining Camosun College as a term instr ...

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Legal Office Assistant students

Learn more

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

 

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