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Connected Degree

Paralegal

to Legal Studies

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Wilmington University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's Paralegal associate degree program, which is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), prepares graduates to use a range of research methods and information to complete a variety of legal activities including producing the documents necessary for a functioning law office. To supplement classroom knowledge and applications, you'll be required to complete an internship allowing you to gain the valuable work experience that employers seek. As a graduate of the program, you'll be able to pursue career opportunities in federal, state and local governmental agencies, law firms, the court system, banks, insurance companies, private business, and corporations. Wilmington University's baccalaureate degree program in Legal Studies emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become a competent and ethical professional working in the legal services industry. It provides sound preparation for students aspiring to further study law or for those wishing to enter the legal field as a paralegal or legal assistant working under the supervision of an attorney. Additionally, students will gain a solid foundation for careers in other areas, including government, human resources, and banking.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.

CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM

Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Paralegal
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Legal Studies
WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY
First Semester (Fall)CR
ENG101Critical Thinking and Academic Writing3
PLG170Introduction to Legal System3
OAT121Keyboarding4
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
 16
Second Semester (Spring)
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
PSY121General Psychology3
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
 16
Third Semester (Fall)
ENG124Oral Communication3
ACC101Accounting I or4
ACC100Intro to Accounting3
PLG280Legal Research & Writing3
ECO111Macroeconomics3
XXXXXXTechnical Elective**3
BUS275Portfolio/Experiential Learning3
 18/19
Fourth Semester (Spring)
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
XXXXXXLegal Elective*3
PLG290Intern Program4
 13
Fifth Semester (Fall)CR
LES200Legal Ethics3
SOC101Intro to Sociology3
HIS316American History3
PHI100Introduction to Critical Thinking3
LES480Law Office Admin & Tech3
 15
Sixth Semester (Spring)
HUM360Human World Views: 3500 BCE-1650 AD3
MAT308Inferential Statistics3
LES316Legal Writing3
LES350Interviewing & Investigation3
LES403Civil Practice3
 15
Seventh Semester (Fall)
HUM361Human World Views: 1650 AD-Present3
LES440Advanced Litigation3
POL326Public Policy & Social Issues or3
POL300American Politics3
FIN301Personal Finance or3
FIN101Financial Literacy3
ORG304Survey of Human Dynamics3
 15
Eighth Semester (Spring)
HUMXXXHumanities Elective (300/400)3
XXXXXXFree Elective3
SCIXXXScience Elective (300/400 Level)3/4
LES491Capstone: Virtual Exper. Legal Studies3
 12 / 13
* CHOOSE A MINIMUM OF 7 LEGAL ELECTIVES (21 credits) PLG 160 Family Law, PLG 172 Law of Simple Contracts, PLG 175 Estate Administration and Probate, PLG 270 Criminal Law and Investigative Procedures, PLG 271 Real Property Law, PLG 273 Civil Procedure PLG 274 Torts. PLG 276 Business Entities, PLG 285 Law Office Management and Procedure ** CHOOSE 1 TECHNICAL ELECTIVE (3 credits) With Advisor's Approval ACC 162, Computerized Accounting, OAT 151 ACCESS Level I, OAT 152Excel Level I, OAT 157 Word Level I, OAT 158 Word Level II, OAT 159 Powerpoint, OAT 240 Integrated Business Applications, OAT 281 Legal Research and Writing II, CLT 110 International Cultural Immersion, SPA 133 Using Beginning Spanish, SPA 136 Spanish Communication I
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by the law. The Legal Studies program at Wilmington University requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, DE: (302) 857-1772 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6665
Wilmington University
Dover, Delaware: (302) 734-2594 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 856-5780 New Castle, Delaware: (877) 967-5464
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 06/2015