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has been developed to support continued student learning, where possible, for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester as CNA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. College of the North Atlantic will be maximizing it’s online learning and alternate delivery capacities to ensure that all possible program deliveries are completed to the best of its ability.
Office Administration (Legal)
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School of Business
Program Length: Two Years
Start Date: September 2020
Prince Philip Drive
This two-year diploma program is designed to enable students to become administrative assistants in a legal or general office environment.
The program provides students with extensive knowledge and skills in the formatting and production of legal and general documentation, legal terminology, legal transcription and office management tasks.
Related courses include communications, computerized accounting, organizational behaviour and computerized business applications.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate a positive attitude in a business environment to help ensure successful integration into the workplace.
Independently organize and manage the activities of an administrative workplace environment for effective and efficient performance.
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for use in the business environment.
Utilize effective interpersonal and teamwork skills to adapt to various business/community working environments.
Conduct research; analyze and present relevant data for use in a business environment.
Record financial transactions using generally accepted accounting principles for use in a business environment.
Utilize and integrate technology to produce business documents at an advanced level using standard document formatting guidelines.
Graduates of the diploma program may expect to find employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including all levels of government, as well as legal firms, provincial and supreme courts, and other government and corporate legal departments. As well as acquiring skills and knowledge necessary to become effective employees in today’s electronic office, graduates will be knowledgeable in the areas of civil litigation, incorporation, real estate, wills, estates, and family law.
Graduates are trained for the following specific positions: legal administrative assistant, legal assistant, court clerk I, court officer I, judicial assistant, legal transcriptionist, and administrative officer.
The Office Administration programs offer exit points after Year 1 and Year 2.
* Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with an Office Administration Certificate
* Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with an Office Administration Diploma
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science Certificate (College Transition program)
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile)
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to
Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
Office Administration (Legal) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
CNA Graduates from this area - 5 year trending
Document Production I
Introduction to Business
Office Management I
Business Writing Fundamentals
Electronic Spreadsheet Applications
Document Production II
Office Management II
Micro Database Applications
The Course and Lab hours per week are based on a 15 week semester. In intersession, the Course and Lab hours will be adjusted to reflect the shorter semester length. Refer to course outline.
Year 1 courses can be completed at campuses offering the Office Administration certificate program.
Computerized Accounting I
Legal Transcription I
Legal Document Production I
Legal Office Procedures I
Legal Transcription II
Legal Document Production II
Legal Office Procedures II
(minimum 2-4 credits)