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CERTIFIED BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL:
PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SECRETARY CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OPTION

Individuals who have passed the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) exam administered through the National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS) may be awarded up to 30 units of course work toward the Associate in Arts Degree at Golden West College. The 30 course credits (with units earned and a credit grade) awarded to Certified Professional Legal Secretary certificate holders will be recorded on the student's transcript upon completion of the remaining Associate in Arts degree requirements at Golden West College and/or upon completion of the 12-unit residency requirement.

Eligibility Requirements:

Note: If the student has taken or wishes to take any of the core courses listed, the
student may select other course units on the Course and Credit Selection Agreement to
replace those units.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SECRETARY EXAMINATION WILL BE AWARDED 18 (Eighteen) UNITS OF CREDIT IN THE FOLLOWING COURSES. (THESE COURSES WILL BE APPLIED TOWARD THE AREA OF CONCENTRATION FOR THE AA DEGREE.)

Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Computer Science G101 Computer Literacy 3 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G140 Organization and Professional Values/Ethics 2 Units
Accounting G100 Accounting Elements 4 Units
OR
Accounting G101 Financial Accounting 4 Units
Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3 Units
OR
Business G110 Business Law 3 Units

AN ADDITIONAL 12 (Twelve) UNITS (FOR A TOTAL OF 30 UNITS) WILL BE AWARDED FROM AMONG THE LIST OF COURSES OUTLINED ON THE COURSE AND CREDIT SELECTION AGREEMENT, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE.