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: 2072*
Credential: Certificate
Length: 5 0 months
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Feb, Sep
B.C. median annual salary
B.C. median annual salary

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


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

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 *

Program general hours

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the exception of practicum experiences.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

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

Fees and other costs *

Tuition Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

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

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee36
Tuition Tuition 2072
Student union64
College initiative60
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource83
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
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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Feb 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023
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