Office Administration - Legal - 328

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

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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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Program delivery

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Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.


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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

Co-op FeesN/AN/A

Compulsory Program Fees

Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,218.64$2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees$4,331.14

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

2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

Co-op FeesN/AN/A

Program Compulsory Fees

International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester$8,805.00$8,730.00
Total 1st Year Fees$17,535.00

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

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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.

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!

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.

Career Opportunities

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).


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

Educational Pathways

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

If you transfer from Office Administration - General (380), you enter semester 3 of Office Administration - Legal (328).


If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program.

Transfer from

You can transfer to the Office Administration - Legal - 328 from the following programs:

Receiving Program

Transfer to

You can transfer from the Office Administration - Legal - 328 to the following programs:

Business Analysis

Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate


Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Diploma


Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Diploma

Credit transfer agreements have been arranged to make it easier for students to move from Mohawk to another institution.

Transfer From Office Administration - Legal To

Athabasca University

Program Name
See below for Office Administration - Legal pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies

Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law & Management


1 University Dr
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3

Davenport University

Program Name
See below for Office Administration - Legal pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Business Administration General Business

  • Option II

6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search for more pathways with Ontario public colleges and universities.

Mohawk College makes no warranty or endorsement of material contained within links to external websites, nor does the College assume any responsibility for the linked website or its contents.

Tech requirements

Technology Requirements

In year one, Quickbooks (updated version) is 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.

Year one: Judi Joslin | judi.joslin [at] (Email Judi)
Year two: Phyllis Hostin | phyllis.hostin [at] (Email Phyllis)


Program Coordinator


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

Accessible Learning Services

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Program Coordinator

Year one: Judi Joslin | Email Judi
Year two: Phyllis Hostin | Email Phyllis


Canadian Domestic 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