Start Date: September
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Length: 1 Year
Credential: Diploma, Legal Assistant
In this accelerated Legal Administration program, you will learn all the basic administrative duties and establish a solid foundation in civil litigation, family law, corporate law, real estate law, and estate law. You will also take classes in business communications, professionalism and office finance. You will practice your newly learned skills in a 150-hour on-the-job training placement.
Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International student fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition & Fees||$7,742||$13,492|
|Tuition & Fees||1 Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$420|
|1st installment due September 6||$ 3,296|
|2nd installment due January 9||$ 4,446|
|Other & Costs||1 Year|
|Tuition & Fees||1 Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$1,170|
|1st installment due September 6||$9,046|
|2nd installment due January 9||$4,446|
|Other Costs||1 Year|
Course Name & Description
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
This course is designed to enable students to learn the skills required to perform basic office procedures for the efficient operation of an office environment. Students learn how to operate telephone systems, provide front line reception and perform duties such as organize meetings, prepare meeting minutes, travel arrangements and scheduling procedures. Students also learn to operate equipment used in the office environment. This course also provides students with the skills necessary to develop competency in basic math for general office finances, bank transactions and management of petty cash.
In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of correct keyboarding technique and develop touch-typing skills to a minimum word standard. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 30 words per minute (wpm) in a five-minute timing with five or less errors.
This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop correct keyboarding and touch typing skills from Keyboarding I course. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 50 words per minute (wpm) in five-minute timings with five or less errors.
In this course, students learn the basic terminolgy and develop basic manual bookkeeping skills sufficient for a business record-keeping environment. Students are also introduced to basic features of computerized accounting software, focusing on recording and data entry processes.
Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.
In this course, students acquire competency in writing professional office correspondence including memos, emails and letters, using standardized proofreading and editing techniques. Students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate verbal communication skills by presenting presentations to inform, educate, and entertain. Students also prepare for employment pursuits by creating a personal resume, cover letter and professional career portfolio. Students further prepare for employment by conducting effective job searches and participating in mock job interviews.
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.
This course introduces students to basic legal principles and the legal administrative profession. Students are introduced to; the roles of a legal administrative assistant, the principle of confidentiality, time tracking and docketing, managing files, tickler/bring forward systems, legal correspondence and documentation. Students are also introduced to transcribing legal correspondence and documents using dictation software.
Students are provided with the basic theory and practical considerations regarding civil litigation. Students gain experience preparing documents required to commence and serve claims, commence an action, commence an application, and make a motion for default judgment.
An introduction to family law, including separation, divorce, parenting times and decision-making for children, child and spousal support, and division of marital property. Students learn to prepare family law documents and divorce materials that are required in the court of law.
This course is designed to familiarize students with the different types of business entities that lawyers are instructed to create, maintain, finance and sell. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills used to complete and file requisite government forms, and on performing searches.
This course helps students to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property from a purchaser's perspective. Students will also explore mortgages, and other securities while gaining practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.
Building on the learning from Real Estate Part I, this course helps students to further develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property, including; sales, mortgages, and other securities, from the vendor's perspective. In addition, students learn the process for completing condominium transactions, and continue to gain practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.
This course helps students to develop an understanding of the substantive law of the estates of deceased persons; and to demonstrate a working knowledge of the law and procedures involved in drafting wills, codicils, powers of attorney and health care directives. Students also gain practical experience preparing documentation for the appointment of an estate representative pursuant to the legislation.
On-the-Job-Training (OJT) is an essential part of student learning. An OJT placement provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their competencies, gain confidence, build on professional skills acquired from formal instruction and gain first hand experiences in their profession. Through OJT placements, students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of the profession.
In this course, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the administrative assistant profession and its affiliated associations. Students explore and demonstrate competencies in a number of professional areas including; ethical decision making, projecting a positive image, personal management skills, problem-solving, workplace harrassment and bullying, and conflict management skills.
This one-year hands-on program prepares you for an entry level position as an administrative professional in the private sector or in government. The administrative assistant program focuses on office procedures, written and oral communications, and basic computer programs, as well as professionalism, interpersonal communications, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and customer service.
The 2-year Medical Support Services diploma program trains you to work as a medical secretary, health unit coordinator, or administrative professional in private health care facilities.
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