Office Administration - Legal - 328

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Acquire the specialized procedural and administrative skills necessary to become an integral member of a dynamic legal team.

Program Highlights

  • Up-to-date career-related class materials and resources.
  • Training in the Teraview web-based environment for property searching and registration services.
  • Common semester 1 and 2 with Office Administration - General (380)

What you'll learn

  • Administrative procedures, real estate, litigation, family law, wills and estates, and corporate law.
  • Develop professionalism, effective handling of confidential information and client files, and advanced administrative skills for the legal environment.
  • Acquire specialized skills to prepare legal documents, correspondence, accounts, and memoranda using a variety of computer applications, digital transcription, and specialized legal software.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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Applied and have questions?
The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


Haven’t applied and need help?
Connect with an advisor by email at or phone 905-575-2460.

Fall 2020 program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered this fall.




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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$753.47 $698.20
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,107.51 $2,052.24
Total 1st Year Fees $4,159.75

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$7,879.00 $7,935.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,329.00 $8,310.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,639.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Use a variety of computer applications and specialized legal software in our labs to prepare legal documents, correspondence, accounts, and memoranda.
  • Experience a two-week, unpaid, Field Placement in the legal community.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 


Field Placement

Visit the Office Administration Student Work Experience Partnership page for information on the field placement opportunities for this program!



Where you can go next

  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
  • Earn a degree:
    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts, Communication Studies

    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Professional Arts, Governance, Law and Management

    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

  • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Your future career options

  • Legal Administrative Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff
  • Legal Secretaries

Where you could work includes:

  • Law Firms
  • Government Offices
  • Judicial System and Court Offices
  • Title Insurance Corporations
  • Property Management Companies
  • Legal Departments in Business and Industry

Opportunities for grads

  • Students have membership opportunities with the Mohawk College Administrative Professionals.
  • Graduates have membership opportunities with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP).


Students have membership opportunities with the Mohawk College Association of Administrative Professionals (MCAP) and graduates have membership opportunities with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP).

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

All programs include blended learning which integrates both face-to-face learning and online learning in the delivery of a course. Find out more about blended learning.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Technology Requirements

Quickbooks 2019 (desktop version) and the corresponding textbook are required for this program. Many software programs required for this program will need to be accessed via Mohawk Apps. Details about specific software needs will be shared at the beginning of each course.

The Office Administration programs recommend the "Good Specifications" as listed on the Student Tech Support Hardware Specifications page.

Note: We do not recommend using a Mac as the software required in this program is not compatible with their operating system.

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Contact Judi Joslin for 1st year or Jane Clarke for 2nd Year

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Pat Pollington

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2020
Jan 2021

International Students

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There are so many amazing things that I could say about the Mohawk Legal Office Administration Program. Everything that I have learned in the last two years has helped me learn and grow into the legal assistant I am today. The law firm that I had the honour of being placed at for my co-op was amazed as to how much detail was taught in the program, and I was offered a position right after finishing school. I cannot be more thankful for the experience I had as a student at Mohawk College.

- Lucy H., Office Administration – Legal Graduate 2019

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The reason why the Mohawk College Office Administration Legal Program is one of the best programs is because the professors teach the material exactly how a legal assistant works day-to-day, and this is what makes students job-ready. The two-week work experience placement that is part of the program is very beneficial for students to get a job or to help build their network. I am so glad that I chose Mohawk College.

- Rabia M., Office Administration – Legal Graduate 2019

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The Legal Office Administration Program at Mohawk College provided me with the skills and confidence to excel in the workplace immediately after graduation. The program fostered a comfortable and passionate learning environment, and it later inspired me to pursue law school.  I still rely on and apply the material I learned from my education at Mohawk College.

- Hayley C., Office Administration – Legal Graduate 2017