Legal Administrative Assistant

CREDENTIAL: Certificate

Acquire the skills and knowledge to work with legal documents relating to corporate law, conveyancing, litigation, family law, wills, and estates.

Tuition: 10739*
Credential: Certificate
Length: 5 0 months
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
Program Flyer: Download /media/vancouver-community-college/content-assets/documents/international/flyer-legal-administrative-assistant.pdf
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Jan, Sep
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What you will learn

  • Creation, editing, storage, and filing of legal documents and correspondence
  • Legal administrative procedures in the areas of corporate law, conveyancing, litigation, family law, and wills and estates
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Keyboarding, proofreading, and audio transcription
  • Independent and collaborative problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Confidentiality

What to expect

  • 24 hours of class per week over 19 weeks
  • Skills training in keyboarding and transcription
  • Individual and group work
  • Lectures and videos
  • Legal software demonstrations
  • Field trips to Law Courts and law offices
  • Theory and practical exams and assignments
  • Two-week practicum

Admission requirements


Successful completion of the Vancouver Community College Administrative Assistant Program or equivalent program completed in the English language; OR

Minimum of one year’s administrative assistant experience using MS Word, as demonstrated by the applicant’s resume (with confirmation from an employer, if requested), and the following:

  • A tested keyboarding speed of 50 gross words per minute on a 5-minute test with a maximum of 5 errors
  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent
  • English 12 with a C grade, or equivalent


English Language Proficiency at an English 12 level


  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.   

Recommended Characteristics

  • Ability to accept responsibility and to plan and reason logically
  • Ability to follow instructions and work under pressure
  • Good organizational skills
  • Adaptability to change
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Competency in business arithmetic

Courses *

Classes are generally held on Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except during the practicum when students work Monday through Friday for the hours assigned by the practicum host.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Prior learning assessment and recognition is not available for this program.

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

11800 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 10739
Student union64
College initiative62
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource108
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 221
Program-specific extra fees0
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

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Jan 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
Sep 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023


  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
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