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

Courses Credits
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
PLG 170 Intro to the Legal System 3
PLG 280 Legal Research & Writing 3
PLG 290 Paralegal Internship 4
Select 7 course(s) from:
PLG 160 Family Law 3
PLG 172 Law of Simple Contracts 3
PLG 175 Estate Admin and Probate 3
PLG 270 Criminal Law/Invest Procedures 3
PLG 271 Real Property Law 3
PLG 273 Civil Procedure 3
PLG 274 Torts 3
PLG 276 Business Entities 3
PLG 285 Law Office Mgmt & Procedures 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BUS 275 Portfolio/Experiential Lrning 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
OAT 121 Keyboarding 4
ACC 100 Introduction to Accounting 3
or
ACC 101 Accounting I 4
Select 1 course(s) from:
ACC 162 Computerized Accounting 3
CLT 110 Cross-Cultural Immersion 3
OAT 151 Access Level I 3
OAT 152 Excel Level I 3
OAT 157 Word Level I 3
OAT 158 Word Level II 3
OAT 159 PowerPoint 3
OAT 240 Integrated Business Applicatns 3
OAT 281 Legal Research and Writing II 3
SPA 133 Using Beginning Spanish 3
SPA 136 Spanish Communication I 4