Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma

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If you've considered learning the skills needed to pursue a career as a legal transcriptionist, then Penn Foster's Legal Transcription Career Diploma program may be right for you. Read on to learn more about Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

When you enroll in Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program, you have an opportunity to learn about legal document preparation, legal document transcription, the history of the court system, legal terminology, and methods of legal research. All of the learning materials are provided to you by Penn Foster, and you have the ability to complete the program within the comfort of your own home and at a self-directed pace. If you have any difficulty with the learning materials, instructors are available for help via email and telephone.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you apply to Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program, you should have some experience with basic word processing software and have a desire to learn about the legal transcriber role and duties. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program is comprised of eight courses.

Course Code Course Name
PLS 025 Introduction to Legal Transcription
PLS 026 Basic Legal Terminology
PLS 113 Law and the Legal System
CSC 106 Basic Keyboarding and Microsoft Office Applications
ENG 010 Business English
PLS 028 Personal Development
PLS 029 Legal Research and Document Preparation
PLS 030 Legal Transcription
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What are my Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program, you have an opportunity to work as a legal transcriber. A legal transcriber may work for a law firm or for a court. Employment opportunities may also be available with independent transcription agencies, banks, insurance companies, and corporations.

Advanced Degrees

When you have completed Penn Foster's Legal Transcriptionist Career Diploma program, you have an opportunity to enroll in an associate's degree program in the field. An associate's degree in paralegal studies may include topics such as business organizations, civil procedure, law and ethics, family law, and contracts. Some possible programs could include:

  • Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
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