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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ _____________________________________________________________ 2016-2017
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Entrance Requirements
• Students should be bondable and/or eligible to obtain a notary
seal upon graduation.
*Students opting to “test out” of ENG 101 are REQUIRED to be
proficient in APA citation practices and must effectively
demonstrate college-level research and writing skills. The
program instructor does not recommend testing out of ENG 101.
Intended Learning Outcomes
• Work individually and in groups to complete legal tasks within
specific time frames by effectively demonstrating time
management, organization and prioritization skills.
• Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to prioritize,
anticipate and analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement
solutions.
• Prepare a variety of legal documents, forms, correspondence,
pleadings, motions, discovery, and boilerplate templates utilized
in the delivery of legal services.
• Demonstrate knowledge and communication in basic legal
theories, doctrines, and principles that comprise the basis of law.
• Demonstrate essential employability behaviors including
attendance, attention to detail, confidence, collaboration,
problem-solving and meeting deadlines.
• Research the law using the full range of legal reference
materials, including print and computerized research
materials.
• Represent the legal profession in a professional and ethical
manner.
Program Costs
A Legal Technology student can expect to pay approximately
$1,300 for books for the Intermediate Technical Certificate and
$2,400 for books for the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
In addition to registration and technology fees, AAS enrollees
will pay an additional fee for industry testing certification (see
paragraph below). For more information about the certification
exam and fee, please visit the NALS website at:
.
Industry Testing for Certification
AAS enrollees will be required to demonstrate technical skill
proficiency by participating in an industry certification
process. The certification exam is administered under the
direction of NALS…
association for legal professionals
. A fee
will be assessed to the course(s) directly related to industry
certification; the certification fee covers the application fee for
the exam.
Recommendation
Since many AAS students require MAT 100 prior to MAT
123, said course should be factored into course planning. To
determine eligibility requirements, please consult the “Placement
Scores” sections of the EITC Catalog, page 7.
Member of the American Association for Paralegal Education
(AAfPE)
LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES
Program Options
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Interested in the legal profession? Or perhaps in making a career
change? Maybe you are interested in a program that can prepare
you to perform effectively in a legal or business environment?
The Legal Technology Program is an energetic, technical
program designed to groom students for a position as a legal
assistant to work in a variety of legal and business settings. This
program fosters strong academics and the cultivation of technical
and professional skills needed to advance in today’s job market.
The legal program emphasizes two key goals: helping students
make informed career decisions and developing technical
knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a competitive
employment market. Enrollees can expect to experience high-
quality instruction in an interactive learning environment that is
conducive to promoting student achievement and growth.
Classes are project-oriented and provide students with
considerable hands-on learning. The program also offers a low
student-teacher ratio which permits students more individualized
attention.
This exciting career field provides opportunities for graduates
to seek employment in private law firms, corporations, banks,
insurance companies, government, non-profit organizations,
collection agencies, and many other legal- and business-related
positions.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
focuses on developing
a more in-depth professional knowledge and skill sets relating
to litigation practices, advance document drafting, and legal
research and writing. Emphasis is given to developing greater
proficiency in both legal and administrative duties. The AAS
also provides a more in-depth study of the federal-state court
systems, jurisdictional issues, theories of law, and identifying
substantive and procedural laws. Competency objectives are
demonstrated by satisfactory completion of mock simulations,
projects and assignments that pattern many professional work-
related tasks likely to be performed on the job. This degree
option also provides sufficient academic vigor to successfully
prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution. As part of
the technical grooming process, this degree option requires
students to complete an internship position within a legal-
business setting to gain on-the-job experience.
Intermediate Technical Certificate
is designed for students
who wish to enter the workforce more quickly. This option
provides enrollees with learning office/administrative practices,
legal document drafting and preparation, and learning basic legal
concepts and practices. The Intermediate Technical Certificate
will prepare a student for entry-level administrative or secretarial
employment. Courses for this degree option are the same as the
courses for the AAS degree, thus a student may easily change
from an Intermediate Technical Certificate to AAS, if desired.
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