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A.A.S. Program Course List

Paralegal

Paralegal

A.A.S. Degree (O,T)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paralegal field is one of the fastest growing professions. To prepare graduates to meet this demand, this program offers a combination of specialized legal courses and general education courses with emphasis on the development of highly marketable skills. A legal internship provides work experience to supplement classroom knowledge and applications. Diversified employment opportunities are available in federal, state and local government agencies, law firms, the court system, banks, insurance companies, private business, and corporations. Upon completion of the degree, students will have gained the following competencies: 1) Explain the present and potential role of the paralegal within the legal system; 2) Produce the documents necessary for a functioning law office; 3) Comply with the profession's Code of Ethics within the legal system; 4) Use a range of research methods and information necessary to complete a variety of legal activities; 5) Apply acquired knowledge of legal specialty areas in the workplace. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by law.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ECO111Macroeconomics3
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
PSY121General Psychology3
SSC100First Year Seminar1

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
PLG170Intro to the Legal System3
PLG280Legal Research & Writing3
PLG290Paralegal Internship4
Select 7 course(s) from:
PLG160Family Law3
PLG172Law of Simple Contracts3
PLG175Estate Admin and Probate3
PLG270Criminal Law/Invest Procedures3
PLG271Real Property Law3
PLG273Civil Procedure3
PLG274Torts3
PLG276Business Entities3
PLG285Law Office Mgmt & Procedures3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BUS275Portfolio/Experiential Lrning3
ENG124Oral Communications3
OAT121Keyboarding4
ACC100Introduction to Accounting3
or
ACC101Accounting I4
Select 1 course(s) from:
ACC162Computerized Accounting3
CLT110Cross-Cultural Immersion3
OAT151Access Level I3
OAT152Excel Level I3
OAT157Word Level I3
OAT158Word Level II3
OAT159PowerPoint3
OAT240Integrated Business Applicatns3
OAT281Legal Research and Writing II3
SPA133Using Beginning Spanish3
SPA136Spanish Communication I4