Administrative Office Careers

Associate Degrees

Office Management (AAS-ADMA)

The Office Management curriculum is a two year program designed to prepare students to manage functions in the office environment. The course work adds administrative systems, advanced computer applications, word and data processing, graphics and presentation software, employee supervision and management, and written and oral communications. Graduates are well prepared to work in the challenging and exciting office environment of a diversity of organizations ranging from a one-person professional office to the global corporation.

Legal Office Management (AAS-LGSE)

The Legal Office Management curriculum is a two year program designed to prepare students to manage functions in the legal office environment. The course work adds administrative systems, advanced computer applications, word and data processing, graphics and presentation software, employee supervision and management, and written and oral communications. Graduates are well prepared to work in the challenging and exciting legal office environment of a diversity of organizations ranging from a one-person law firm to a multiple partnering law firm.

Paralegal (AAS-LGAS)

The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science is a two-year program that prepares men and women for entry-level positions as a paralegal working under the supervision of a lawyer in a law office, government, corporate or other private sector legal setting. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the roles and functions of paralegals in law firms and occupational settings. The program offers instruction in basic legal principles and skills applicable to various legal settings. Students develop foundational legal knowledge, training in analytical thinking, and skills in legal research and writing.

Certificates

The Office Specialist curriculum is a one-year program designed for the student who is interested in gaining entry-level knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a career as an office professional. Students are prepared for administrative office positions in business, public service, and specialized office environments. The program combines traditional office education with microcomputer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, records and project management.

Office Specialist (CT1-SECS)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $3,965.00
Books & supplies: $1,350.00
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 49%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Office Clerks (43-9061.00) O*NET
• Office and Adminstrative Support Workers, All Others (43-9199.00) O*NET
• Receptionists and Information Clerks (43-4171.00) O*NET
• Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (43-6014.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan: N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 56%

The Legal Office Specialist curriculum is a one-year program designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to law firms, judicial offices, trust departments at financial institutions, and the general administrative career field. The program combines training in the latest technical and computer skills with specialized coursework unique to the legal profession, including exposure to legal practices, preparation and practical application of documents and terminology used in the legal office.

Legal Office Specialist (CT1-LGOS)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $4,250.00
Books & supplies: $1,450.00
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 9.1%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Legal Secretaries (43-6012.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan: N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 55%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Amaya, Jessica jvamaya 956-872-1925 Pecan G-204
Quintanilla, Carolina cquintan 956-872-2559 Pecan G-246
Name E-mail Phone Location
DeZenea, Rosie rosie 956-872-2174 Pecan PB1-126
Garza, Alex agarza 956-488-5847 Starr A-111
Hildebrandt, Rosemary rosemary 956-872-2174 Pecan PB1-126
Morales, Socorro sbmorale 956-973-7651 MidValley H-133
Perez, Myra Jean mjperez 956-872-7207 Pecan G-216
Preston, Joseph jpreston 956-872-3436 Pecan G-261
Rios, Iris irios 956-872-8306 Pecan G-255

Please contact the department for information about Adjunct Faculty