Program Content: This program prepares students for employment as a legal secretary, confidential secretary, legal coordinator, or legal support assistant in an environment where they are required to perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and/or prepare legal documents and correspondence. The curriculum provides students with essential knowledge of legal clerical procedures, types of law and specific terminologies, and the principles of law office management. An integral part of the program is exposure to software applications specific to a law office environment. In addition to intensive work-based training in Microsoft Office, the self-paced program also includes legal transcription, journal accounting, and legal document processing. Development of goals and plans to prioritize and organize work, methods of time management, information retrieval, telephone etiquette, workplace safety, and personal productivity.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1050 hours – approximately 8 months full-time to complete.
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Industry Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundled (4 out of 6) or Microsoft Office Master Specialist, Certification from National Society for Legal Technology
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 80%
On-time Completion Rate: 93%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Legal Administrative Specialist
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook: 15-1151 – Computer User Support Specialists, 43-4171 – Receptionists and Information Clerk, 43-6011 – Executive Secretaries and Administrative, 43-6012 – Legal Secretaries
Estimated Total: $4,100*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email