The Legal Assistant Technology curriculum offered through Trinity Valley Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work under the general direction of attorneys to assist them in completion of legal tasks. Students completing this program will be able to prepare complaints, motions, subpoenas, billing forms, and will be well-prepared for a career as a legal assistant.
According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on Legal Assistant careers in the State of Texas. This video was produced by the Texas Genuine project whose Web site provides information on workforce careers.
The BAAS transfer options provide opportunities for students who complete an AAS with TVCC to continue their education at a partnering university. By enrolling and completing online courses with the partnering university, TVCC’s AAS students are able to earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree that often is necessary for advancement into managerial and executive positions.