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
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
|* 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:|
Dover, DE: (302) 857-1772 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6665
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|