Office Administration: Paralegal Option (Owens Campus)

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 associate degree program in Office Administration: Paralegal Option at the Owens Campus is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Along with general education courses, the program offers specialized legal courses, with emphasis on the development of highly marketable skills. A legal internship provides work experience to supplement classroom knowledge and applications. Employment opportunities are available in government agencies, the court system, law firms, banks, insurance companies, and other private businesses 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
Office Administration: Paralegal Option (Owens Campus)

DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Legal Studies

WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY

First Semester (Fall) CR
ENG 121 Composition 3
OAT 170 Intro to the Legal System 3
OAT 121 Keyboarding 4
OAT 175 Estate Admin & Probate* 3
OAT 276 Business Entities* 3
  16
Second Semester (Spring)
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
OAT 122 Keyboarding Applications 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
OAT 172 Law of Simple Contracts* 3
OAT 131 Office Systems & Procedures 3
  20
Third Semester (Fall)
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application+ 3
ACC 101 Accounting I 4
OAT 280 Legal Research & Writing 3
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
OAT 271 Real Property Law 3
OAT 270 Criminal Law 3
  19
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm+ 3
OAT 160 Family Law* 3
OAT 173 Civil Procedure & Tort* 3
OAT 285 Law Office Management* 3
OAT 290 Intern Program 5
  17
Fifth Semester (Fall) CR
LES 200 Legal Ethics 3
SOC XXX Sociology Elective (300/400 Level) 3
HIS 204 World History 3
HUM 310 Building Brain Power 3
  12
Sixth Semester (Spring)
HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE?1650 AD 3
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics 3
LES 316 Legal Writing 3
LES 320 Law Office Technology 3
LES 403 Civil Practice 3
  15
Seventh Semester (Fall)
HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 AD?Present 3
HIS 316 American History 3
POL 326 Public Policy & Social Issues 3
PHI 310 Critical Thinking 3
  12
Eighth Semester (Spring)
LES XXX Legal Elective (300/400 Level) 3
LES XXX Legal Elective (300/400 Level) 3
SCI XXX Science Elective (300/400 Level) or 3
SCI XXX Science Elective (300/400 Level) 4
LES 499 Senior Seminar in Legal Studies 3
  12 / 13
*Legal Elective - Students should take this course for Wilmington University transfer. Check with your advisor.

+Other Elective - Students should take this course for Wilmington University transfer. Check with your advisor.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as provided by the law.
Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, will be a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
Courses remaining are based on DTCC course selections at the associate degree level.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
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. 01/2012